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Frequently asked questions

Is hyperhidrosis common? Plus Icon

Hyperhidrosis is a relatively common condition, believed to affect about 3% of people in the UK.

Is hyperhidrosis genetic? Plus Icon

It’s not known for definite whether hyperhidrosis is a genetic condition, however a study in the Journal of Vascular Surgery has suggested it might be.

Is hyperhidrosis dangerous? Plus Icon

Although hyperhidrosis itself is not harmful or dangerous, it can have an impact on a person’s self-esteem, affecting their mental health and overall wellbeing.

Does hyperhidrosis cause dehydration? Plus Icon

Oddly enough, there is not an obvious link between hyperhidrosis and dehydration. However, in hot conditions or during exercise, drinking plenty of water will help you to stay cool and hydrated, whether you sweat excessively or not.

At sk:n we have a range of treatments designed to help you get the results you want.

Our specialist doctors and nurses can recommend the best path for you to take.

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