PURAX offers a solution that not only stops sweat, but changes people's lives.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2012
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a condition that will cause sufferers to sweat profusely regardless of the circumstance. Sweating while at rest or in a cool area is very common among hyperhidrosis sufferers. Less than half of the people that are affected by this condition actually have been diagnosed and treated. PURAX presents these common signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis, and offers some solutions.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is a completely normal function of the body. Sweating acts as the cooling mechanism for the body, and is needed during times where there is great physical strain, or where the body is exposed to warmer temperatures. Hyperhidrosis on the other hand, occurs with or without the regular triggers. The condition causes the sweat glands to be overly active, inevitably making the sufferer endure extreme discomfort, both physically and emotionally.
A common form of hyperhidrosis that affects the hands, feet, and armpits, is known as focal or primary hyperhidrosis. Approximately 3% of the entire population suffers from this form of hyperhidrosis.
When excessive sweating is caused by another medical condition, it is known as secondary hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can affect the entire body, or just one specific region.
The exact cause of Hyperhidrosis has not yet been fully established. It is currently believed that hyperhidrosis is a genetic trait that is passed down through families.
What are the Symptoms?
The symptoms of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating are that the body produces abnormal amounts of sweat. Perspiring while resting or in cooler temperature environments is often a good sign that an individuals' sweat glands are overactive.
For sufferers, almost anything can trigger the body to sweat. Factors such as diet, smells, smoking, nervousness, and excitement are all things that will trigger the body's response to sweat.
People often do not see the significance that the condition has on a sufferers well being. Sweating profusely doesn't seem life threatening and is often pushed to the side when in comparison to other life threatening diseases, but ask anybody with hyperhidrosis and see the detrimental impact the condition has had on their life.
How is Hyperhidrosis Diagnosed?
Numerous tests can be done to determine whether a person is suffering from the condition. Some of the tests include the starch iodine test, and paper test. The starch iodine test is done as a doctor applies a solution the region of concern. Once the solution has dried, starch is sprinkled over the entire area. The combination of starch and iodine makes the excess perspiration turn blue. The paper test is another great and simple method of measuring the amount of sweat a person produces. Special paper is applied to the affected area, absorbing all of the sweat. The paper is then weighed to determine how much sweat was produced in that period of time.
Doctors may ask numerous questions about the time, triggers, locations, and other various factors that may assist in determining the specific cause or treatment that will work for the sufferer.
Is there a Hyperhidrosis Treatment?
Currently, there is no way to eliminate hyperhidrosis completely. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that can only be managed and controlled. Some of the most common treatments for hyperhidrosis are, antiperspirants, medications, botox, and endoscopic thoracic symphathectomy.
To avoid invasive procedures and prevent unwanted side effects, many sufferers will rely on antiperspirants. PURAX manufactures highly effective sweat defense products, such as the PURAX 7-Day Roll On, and the PURAX Pure Pads. The roll on is a highly effective antiperspirant with the highest quality antiperspirant ingredients. The roll on is designed to protect sufferers with mild to severe hyperhidrosis for up to 7 days. For individuals who prefer a more natural approach, PURAX also manufactures the world's first and only underarm pads that are applied directly to the underarm. The pads are designed with quality in mind, guaranteeing comfort and effectiveness. Over 1 million Purax Pure Pads have sold, and PURAX expects this number to increase exponentially as more people become aware of the hyperhidrosis condition.
To learn more about PURAX products and how it can help significantly improve the life of a hyperhidrosis sufferer, check out their website at http://www.purax.us