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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