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hyperhidrosis - excessive sweating - The DOC Clinic Melbourne

The DOC Clinic offers a number of excessive sweating treatment options to sufferers of hyperhidrosis in Melbourne.

This disorder is characterised by an increased production of sweat, disproportionate to the amount required to compensate for environmental conditions or thermoregulatory needs. It is estimated that hyperhidrosis in men and women occurs in equal numbers.

Hypderhydrosis is an uncomfortable chronic condition for patients that can cause physical distress and social awkwardness, negatively impacting on daily activities and impairing performance and productivity at work. This can result in higher rates of depression and reduced levels of confidence among sufferers.

How Much Does Excessive Sweating Treatment Cost?

Dr Omarjee is available to discuss pricing with you during your first consultation. Consultations are available at our clinic in Hoppers Crossing (conveniently located for Werribee and Point Cook patients).

It’s important to remember that while it is not always possible to determine the causes of hyperhidrosis in men and women, the right excessive sweating treatment can help you manage this condition comfortably.

For more information about available options for hyperhidrosis treatment, Melbourne based Dr Omarjee and his team of professionals are available to speak with you. Call our clinic today on (03) 9021 6022 to arrange a consultation.

What Are The Causes Of Hyperhidrosis?

Sweating helps the body to regulate temperature and in most cases, it is perfectly natural. People typically sweat more in warm temperatures, when they exercise, or in response to situations that make them nervous, angry, embarrassed or afraid.

However, the profuse sweating of hyperhidrosis often occurs randomly, and without the usual stresses. People with the condition appear to have overactive sweat glands, and this uncontrollable sweating can often lead to significant discomfort, both physical and emotional.

There is usually no particular cause found to be associated with this profuse sweating. However, it does appear to be an inherited condition, as it runs in families. If excessive sweating seems to be triggered by an existing medical condition, then it is known as secondary hyperhidrosis. In this case, causes of hyperhydrosis in women and men can include conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Certain medications and substances of abuse
  • Glucose control disorders (diabetes)
  • Heart disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Lung disease
  • Menopause
  • Stroke
  • Tuberculosis or other infections

How Can Dr Omarjee Test For Hyperhidrosis?

The first step of our hyperhydrosis treatment in Melbourne involves a scheduled consultation with Dr Omarjee. This consultation may involve:

  • Noting any visible signs of sweating
  • Performing blood tests (if any thyroid problems or other medical conditions arise)
  • Collecting details from the patient about their profuse sweating – including location, time pattern, triggers, and other symptoms such as weight loss, pounding heartbeat, cold or clammy hands, fever, and lack of appetite.

What Does Treatment Involve?

After a scheduled consultation, Dr Omarjee will be able to assess your condition and then determine the best options for hyperhidrosis treatment. There are a range of options available, including antiperspirants for hyperhidrosis, medication, and primary axillary hyperhidrosis treatment (armpit injections to stop sweating).

  • Strong antiperspirants for hyperhidrosis can be used to block the sweat ducts in order to control the sweating. Deodorants may be used to treat the odour, but these do not prevent increased sweating.
  • Hyperhidrosis medication can be prescribed as an excessive sweating treatment, but this option is the last resort since there are side effects that can cause more discomfort than the sweating itself.
  • We also offer anti-wrinkle armpit injections that can stop sweating in some patients. Also known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis treatment, this can be very successful in treating moderate-to-severe underarm sweating. Dr Omarjee injects the solution into the underarm to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweat glands reducing profuse sweating. While primary axillary hyperhidrosis treatment is not a long-term solution, it may be able to keep the sweating at bay for up to 12 months.

Financing

The DOC Clinic is a private specialist clinic. Fees charged are in line with AMA recommended rates for specialist consultations. The fee may vary according to the service provided to you on the day you are seen. We require full payment on the day of consultation, and accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.


Some consultations and/or treatments with medical associations may attract a Medicare rebate. If so, we will provide a receipt with the relevant Medicare item number. With this receipt, you can visit your local Medicare/Centrelink office, or download the Medicare app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store, then follow the instructions for claiming a Medicare eligible consult, service or treatment. The DOC Clinic DOES NOT process Medicare claims at the clinic.

Medicare Website

A Medicare rebate may apply for your hyperhidrosis consultation, but not for the treatment itself.

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