As many as 3 in every 100 Australians (720,000) and an estimated 200 million plus individuals worldwide suffer from excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis.
If you find yourself sweating a lot for no apparent reason from your hands, feet and body theres a good chance you may have it. However, this product is not only for people that have been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis, it can be used if you suffer from anxiety and experience increased sweat when in certain social or work situations, people that get hot easily which results in more sweat, office workers or night owls partying that are tired of sweat patches, gym goers that don't want to be sweating from the wrong places and end up with drenched shirts or pants, or anybody that feels embarrassed about their level of sweat. We're not saying sweating is bad, it's natural bodily function. However, some people just sweat excessively and this is what we want to help solve.
The active ingredient in Stop Sweat Fix causes the sweat duct to constrict, preventing perspiration in that area. Leaving the area sweat free for up to 7 days after just 1 application of Stop Sweat Fix.
Over time the skin removes old cells and renews itself, and the effect of the Stop Sweat Fix starts to wear off. However applying Stop Sweat Fix once per week can prevent the sweat ducts from opening back up and helps to stop unwanted sweat from the area.
It is sometimes mistakenly assumed that perspiring is necessary to remove metabolic byproducts, but the kidneys serve that function, explaining why people living in cold climates have no issues caused by the absence of sweat.
Although it’s possible to temporarily stop sweating on problematic parts of the body, perspiration continues unnoticed elsewhere across the surface of the skin, allowing it to maintain the natural function of stabilising internal temperature when necessary.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis disorder is a condition that results in excessive sweating. This sweating can occur in unusual situations, such as in cooler weather, or without any trigger at all. It can also be caused by other medical conditions, such as menopause or hyperthyroidism.
Hyperhidrosis can be uncomfortable. However, several treatment options can provide some relief.
Treatment options for excessive sweat
There are several treatment options for excessive sweating, which are listed below.
Specialised antiperspirant (Stop Sweat Fix)
Your doctor might prescribe an antiperspirant containing aluminium chloride, such as Stop Sweat Fix. This antiperspirant is stronger than those available over the counter and is often used to treat mild cases of hyperhidrosis.
This procedure uses a device that delivers low-level electrical currents while you’re submerged in water. The currents are often delivered to your hands, feet, or armpits to temporarily block your sweat glands. However this can be ver expensive, time consuming and uncomfortable.
Anticholinergic drugs can provide relief for generalised sweating. These drugs, such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul), prevent acetylcholine from working. Acetylcholine is a chemical your body produces that helps stimulate your sweat glands.
These drugs take about two weeks to work and may cause side effects such as constipation and dizziness.
Botox (botulinum toxin)
Botox injections may be used to treat severe hyperhidrosis. They block the nerves that stimulate your sweat glands. You usually need several injections before this treatment becomes effective and this cost around $1000 per treatment. The treatment may be very uncomfortable and stressful for anyone that does not like needles.
If you only have sweating in your armpits, surgery might be able to treat your condition. One procedure involves removing the sweat glands in your armpits. Another option is to have an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. This involves severing the nerves that carry messages to your sweat glands. Having surgery should always be a last resort, as surgery can have many dangers that come along with the treatment.