Sweat a Lot? It’s (Most Likely) in Your Genes!

Advanced Dermatology, PC Blog Sweat a Lot? It’s (Most Likely) in Your Genes!

Woman sweating very badly under armpitExcessive sweating, clinically known as hyperhidrosis, affects men and women alike. To prevent others from noticing their sweat stains, individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis resort to constantly reapplying anti-perspirant, changing clothes multiple times throughout the day, or even avoiding social situations altogether. While excessive sweating has been traced back to overactive sweat glands, a recent study has found another possible blame: your parents.

DNA Samples Under Study

To determine whether excessive sweating is hereditary, genetic researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have spent the past ten years studying the DNA of 1,750 hyperhidrosis sufferers from hundreds of families. Their DNA is being studied for alterations that may be related to excessive sweating. Although further research is necessary to fully understand the DNA alterations associated with multi-generational hyperhidrosis, it will ultimately lead to more treatments for this embarrassing condition.

Don’t Sweat It – Contact Us Today!

Regardless of whether or not hyperhidrosis runs in your family, you do not need to tolerate it. If you are suffering from the embarrassment and stains of excessive sweating, contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss treatment options. At Advanced Dermatology, PC, our board-certified dermatologists are experts at treating hyperhidrosis and other concerns of the skin, hair and nails. We offer the miraDry non-invasive treatment for excessive sweating, which provides lasting results after just two sessions. We also offer temporary treatments for excessive sweating, including Botox injections. Our conveniently located offices welcome patients from Queens (Bayside, Flushing), Long Island – Nassau/Suffolk (Roslyn Heights, West Islip, Commack, East Setauket), New York City (Upper West Side, Upper East Side), Brooklyn (Park Slope) Westchester County (Ossining, Briarcliff Manor), Bergen County (Ridgewood), NJ, Union County (Summit), NJ, and all surrounding areas.

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