About sweat and excessive underarm sweating
What is sweat?
Sweat is the skin’s way of cooling down the body. The skin contains between 2 and 4 million sweat glands, of which about 2% – more than 50,000 sweat glands – are located in the armpits. Removing these 2% with the MiraDry® treatment does not affects the body’s ability to cool itself down.
Besides hyperhidrosis, there is also another sweat disease called bromhidrosis. In these patients, it is the apocrine sweat glands (those that produce the odorous sweat) that are too active, and therefore they are bothered by the unpleasant body odor, even if they have good hygiene. This may be exacerbated by the intake of e.g. garlic, curry and certain medications. These patients can also be helped by MiraDry® treatment, as this will both destroy the apocrine as well as the eccrine sweat glands.
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