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The Psychological Effects of Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis May Not Be A Dangerous Condition In Terms Of Your Physical Health But It Can Have A Significant Effect On Your Mental Health And Self Confidence

Hyperhidrosis is characterised by excessive sweating in various parts of the body and can be incredibly traumatic for those who suffer from it. Excessive sweating while not being detrimental to your health can lead to feelings of social anxiety and embarrassment and can be a very destructive force with regards to its impact on a person’s feeling of self-confidence and as a result their quality of life. Various studies have shown that Hyperhidrosis can be even more debilitating than psoriasis, Darier’s disease, vitiligo and severe acne.

Statistics Related To Patients With Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis sufferers are far more at risk of developing mental health issues and research proves that they suffer from decreased confidence levels and a significantly higher rate of depression and anxiety. As much as 75% of patients who have hyperhidrosis have said that is has had a negative effect not only their social life, but on their sense of well-being and their emotional and mental health as well. 5% of patients have also indicated that they are are being medicated with antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications in order to deal with hyperhidrosis.

New Research Shows That These Effects Run Far Deeper Than Previously Thought

A study of 71 patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis was conducted in 2017 that shows just how much a person can be affected and 69% of them said that they experience emotional trauma caused by the constant worrying, sadness and anger. Many of the participants expressed that they even felt uncomfortable simply being near others as they were that worried about what people might think about their sweating. So much so that they avoid touching others, shaking their hands or even sitting next to them, this extended to the show of physical affection.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment From North Western Vascular

Even though you may feel like there is no hope for you as a sufferer of hyperhidrosis we are here to tell you that there most certainly is. Dr Roger Bell and our team of experienced health professionals have performed over 1000 life changing procedures and is internationally recognised as one of the leading figures in hyperhidrosis treatment. Using a simple but effective surgical procedure we can free you from the nightmare of excessive sweating and put you on the road to a life free from anxiety and embarrassment.