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Excessive sweating

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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) | myVMC

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive perspiration. Unlike normal sweating, the excessive sweating characterising hyperhidrosis is not due to a thermoregulatory response.

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Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is the condition of excessive sweating. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatments, as well as self-care.

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Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) information video | myVMC

Dr Ng discusses hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It is harmless, but profuse sweating can be distressing and indicates need for hyperhidrosis treatment.

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Living with Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) | myVMC

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive perspiration in response to non-thermoregulatory stimuli; that is, in response to stimuli other than heat.

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Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment information | myVMC

Hyperhidrosis causes excessive or profuse sweating. Treatment with botox (Botulinum toxin) injection is effective for many cases of focal hyperhidrosis.

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Living with hyperhidrosis (profuse sweating) video | myVMC

People with hyperhidrosis discuss how to live with excessive sweating, managing sweat through lifestyle changes and hyperhidrosis treatment.

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Neurotoxins - ACD

Neurotoxins are a group of substances that are used in dermatology to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). They are also used to reduce wrinkles, most commonly those around the eyes and on the forehead

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Generalised Hyperhidrosis | myVMC

Generalised hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive sweating affecting the entire body. It is generally caused by another medical condition, commonly hormonal conditions like menopause, infectious conditions like tuberculosis and neurological conditions such as Parkinsons disease.

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Sweat

Sweat's main function is to control body temperature.

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Axillary hyperhidrosis

Axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, is a common condition affecting up to 3% of the population. Axillary hyperhidrosis usually starts in childhood or adolescence but some people first experience it as adults.

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