Desert Health Specialists

Month: August 2016

Guy in a green shirt with a sweaty armpit - Dr. Nathan Papadeas offers Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Living in Arizona, especially during the summer, we tend to sweat way more then we’ d like. Have you ever been out with friends for dinner and lift your arm up to summon the server and notice you have a large sweat stain in the armpit of your nice shirt? At Desert Health Specialists we have a solution for you, its Botox for Hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term describing over active sweat glands. Many Americans have a called primary axillary hyperhidrosis, aka “sweaty armpits”. Sweating isn’t a bad thing, as sweating is your body’s natural temperature regulator. But in primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating goes well above your body’s normal requirements for cooling. You probably even do several of the things listed below woman in a grey shirt with sweaty armpit stains that smell - Dr. Nathan Papadeas Botox for Hyperhidrosisalready because of your excessive sweating.

  • Change clothes frequently
  • Can’t wear white shirts anymore
  • Put absorbent materials under clothing
  • Avoid certain fabrics and styles of clothes
  • Get embarrassed when people point it out

At Desert Health Specialists we have a solution for your sweaty armpits, it’s Botox. Yes you read that right, Botox the treatment movie stars and celebrities have been using for year to keep their face from moving. Botox for hyperhidrosis can reduce sweating almost completely.  We have patient usually requesting treatment every 6 – 9 months even though only some of the underarm sweating has returned.  We see a lot of patients coming in for treatment in the spring right before our Arizona summers. Treatment is fast as we apply a topical anesthetic cream to help minimize the sensation from the injections.

Suffering from Sweaty Armpits, Call Today!

(480) 237-3889

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Pink Salmon with a glass of milk and a block of cheese portraying the Ketogenic Diet

Is the Ketogenic Diet right for Me?

Should I be on the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet has been gaining popularity in the diet world as the new up and coming diet for weight loss.  The diet is a low carbohydrate and high protein diet.  By eating large amounts of protein and very little carbohydrates it puts your body into a state of ketogenesis or where the body produces ketones in the liver that is used as energy.  When we eat carbohydrates our body produces glucose and insulin.  The body in turn uses glucose as the chosen energy source for our body.

When we reduce the amount of carbohydrates and increase the amount of fats in our diet it places our body in a metabolic state called ketosis.  When your body is in this state of ketosis it becomes very efficient at burning fat for energy and even supplies energy for the brain.  The ketogenic diet has been linked to a reduction of blood sugar and insulin levels that has many benefits on the body including fighting against Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and epilepsy.

The ketogenic diet means that you are eating less than 15 grams of net carbohydrates per day.  This allows your body to lower your glucose levels and use other sources for energy. The diet typically consists of about 70% fats, 25% proteins and 5% carbohydrates.  There are variations of this diet but the main take away is to keep your carbohydrates low.

If you are looking to start the ketogenic diet or feel this diet is right for you there are few things you should be careful of when starting this diet.  As your body is adapting to this new diet you may experience flu like symptoms including but not limited to poor energy, mental function, sleep disturbances, and digestive discomfort. If you think this is the diet for you call Desert Health Specialists today for a free 15 minute consultation.

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