Sweating is a natural process that serves to help regulate your body’s internal temperature. However, when you sweat too much, this is not normal and can be quite embarrassing for the sufferer. Abnormal or excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can be caused by such things as pregnancy, obesity, diabetes, gout, and menopause. It can also be caused by psychological factors, such as happiness, embarrassment and anxiety.
About 1% of the world’s population suffers from hyperhidrosis. While the condition isn’t serious, it can lead to low self-confidence and low self-esteem. According to scientific studies, 90% of patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis reported a negative effect on their emotional state, with 50% feeling less confident and 20% experiencing depression.
Deodorants and antiperspirants may help, but Botox can actually reduce the amount of sweat you produce. It does this by temporarily blocking the nerves that make you sweat.