of the world’s population suffers from axillary hyperhidrosis
Some people produce
more sweat than others
The condition tends to occur more often in tropical regions like Brazil.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormally increased perspiration beyond what is normally required for the regulation of body temperature ,and commonly affects hands, feet and armpits. Axillary hyperhidrosis is a common problem that can affect professional and social activities. A medical history and physical examination are important tools in assessing severity and identifying the most appropriate treatment in each case.
There are currently several treatments beyond systemic and topical therapy and a conventional surgical approach – as is the case with the use of diode LASERs or microwave energy.
About 2.5% of the world’s population suffers from axillary hyperhidrosis, with higher incidence tending to be more common in tropical regions like Brazil. Some people produce 4 to 5 times more sweat than necessary and are embarrassed to seek medical help. At times they are unsatisfied with existing treatment options.