Millions of men and women deal with excessive underarm sweating every day.
But for some heavy sweaters, it qualifies as a medical condition.
What is Axillary Hyperhidrosis?
Axillary hyperhidrosis is a condition where people sweat up to five times the amount that’s necessary to regulate body temperature, primarily in the armpits. Like other forms of primary hyperhidrosis, severe armpit sweating is a medical condition itself — and not the side effect of a medication or other medical condition. Research shows that hyperhidrosis can be genetic, so if a family member suffers from the condition, you are more likely to inherit it.
This type of excessive underarm sweating tends to begin during puberty, but symptoms can appear up to age 25. Strangely, people who have axillary hyperhidrosis don’t experience the symptoms while sleeping.
To outsiders, heavy armpit sweating might seem like a cosmetic condition that doesn’t pose any serious side effects. But constantly stressing over the appearance of underarm sweat marks and working to conceal them can affect your psychological well-being and overall quality of life.
"Excessive underarm sweating can prevent people from climbing the corporate ladder and fulfilling their professional goals. Constantly worrying about sweating can also make you vulnerable to anxiety and depression."
How Does Axillary Hyperhidrosis Affect You?
Agonizing over the appearance of underarm sweat marks is mentally draining. The energy needed to prepare for sweat events before leaving the house, shower multiple times a day and constantly check for signs of pitting out demands your full attention.
Many Thompson Tee customers have shared their frustrations with axillary hyperhidrosis. Some avoid going out in public or socializing with friends due to the embarrassment of excessive underarm sweating.
For others, excessive underarm sweating has prevented them from climbing the corporate ladder and fulfilling their professional goals. Constantly worrying about sweating can also make you vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
Many people who suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis deal with similar side effects, including:
- Reduced confidence and self-esteem
- Loss of concentration at work
- Fear of social situations
- Anxiety about sweating
- Added cost of replacing T-shirts and outwear due to yellowing
Solutions For Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis
There is no known cure for excessive underarm sweating, but some solutions can minimize the effects:
- Oral medications
- Underarm surgery
- The Thompson Tee
- BOTOX injections
*PLEASE NOTE: As with any medical related issues, it's best to seek the advice from a qualified medical practitioner. The information provided is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic purposes and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
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