3% of Australians suffer from excess sweating (known as hyperhidrosis). That means sweating through your clothes with no apparent reason. This can be distressing and uncomfortable and may affect the armpits, hands, feet or face.
It’s important that if you do suffer from this, you seek the opinion of a medical practitioner to confirm the diagnosis as it may sometimes be related to an underlying medical condition.
Options for treatment include, psychological therapies, over the counter rollers or sprays and prescribed medication or surgery as a last resort.
Antiwrinkle injections have also been found to be effective in treating hyperhidrosis of the under arm area. They work by stopping the sympathetic nerves from stimulating the sweat glands.
You can expect treatment to last from 6-9 months meaning you can have a comfortable summer break. 🌞
For more information or advice please pop by and see me in clinic .
Take care and stay healthy
Dr Nora 💉
Warning: any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
$4.7 million on Endometriosis?…What’s that? 🤔 Well let me explain.
Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 Australian women and it is when the cells similar to those in the womb grow in other parts of the body. This can lead to a number of debilitating symptoms such as pelvic pain, painful irregular periods, bowel problems, exhaustion and mental health problems just to name a few.
And here’s the great news! 👏🎉 A National Action Plan for Endometriosis has just been launched in Australia. The government will be putting $4.7 million towards researching better treatment, raising more awareness and understanding over the next 5 years.
The National Action Plan will come as a great relief to a lot of women as Endometriosis is currently under-diagnosed and it will allow patients to access better diagnosis and treatment pathways.
I’m looking forward to being part of this movement.
If you have any questions or are concerned about these symptoms please pop by and see me in clinic.