Excessive Sweating & Chronic Migraine

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a medical condition characterized by abnormally increased perspiration. The hands, feet, groin and underarm areas are among the most common regions of perspiration.

How Do I Treat Hyperhidrosis?

Botox® injections are used to treat the area by disabling the sweat glands that cause excessive sweating. The treatment is nearly painless and lasts anywhere from 4-7 months. For more details on this Hyperhidrosis procedure, please visit www.sweatmanagement.ca.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a purified natural protein obtained from a bacterium. It is the only prescription medicine approved by Health Canada for the treatment of axillary (underarm), palmar (hands) and plantar (feet) hyperhidrosis.

What is Chronic Migraine?

Chronic migraine is defined as:

  • Migraine with 15 or more headache days per month over the past 3 months, of which at least eight headache days meet criteria for migraine without aura.1

To meet the criteria for migraine without aura, the migraine sufferer be experiencing two of the following symptoms:1

  • The headache is on one side of the head only.
  • The headache has a throbbing or pulsing quality to it.
  • The headache is moderate to severe pain intensity.
  • The headache is aggravated by or causes you to avoid regular physical activity and is accompanied by one of the following: nausea and/or vomiting or sensitivity to light or sound.
How is Botox® Administered?

Botox® is injected through a needle into the muscles that are causing the problem. You doctor will determine the dose you require and the sites for your injections.1

Botox® is administered by a physician who specializes inBotox® treatment.1

Recommended injection sites for chronic migraine

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