Hyperhydrosis Treatment

Eric  Rottenberg, MD -  - Urologist

Eric Rottenberg, MD

Urologist located in Manhattan, New York, NY

Hyperhydrosis Treatment Specialist
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be embarrassing, with a significant impact on overall quality of life. Dr. Rottenberg uses advanced treatment approaches for hyperhidrosis to help men and women in Manhattan and throughout New York City control their symptoms so they feel more comfortable and more confident.

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What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating that isn't related to heavy exercise or an increase in temperature. Normally, perspiration helps keep the body cool, and sweating is triggered by nerves that tell the brain when your body needs to cool down. Stress and anxiety can also trigger perspiration. But in people with hyperhidrosis, the nerves overreact to stimuli, resulting in excessive sweating that can be heavy enough to soak through clothing, even with the use of antiperspirants.

What causes excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating is caused by overactive nerves responsible for initiating the perspiration process. When hyperhidrosis occurs independent of an underlying cause, it's referred to as primary hyperhidrosis. When it can be attributed to a cause such as medication, an underlying medical condition or other factor, it's referred to as secondary hyperhidrosis. As with “normal” sweating, stress and anxiety can make hyperhidrosis worse. Sweating can occur throughout the body, but the palms, soles of the feet and underarms are usually most affected.

How is hyperhidrosis treated?

Secondary hyperhidrosis may be treated by addressing the underlying condition when possible. In primary hyperhidrosis or when secondary hyperhidrosis can't be treated by addressing the underlying cause, our office uses:

  • Botox® injections that also help block nerve signals between the brain and the sweat glands. (We will also bill your insurance if possible.)


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Eric Rottenberg, MD
330 W. 58th Street
Suite 610
New York, NY 10019