Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist Dr. Alan Kling is a nationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist who practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections and is active in teaching, research, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with this condition.
1000 Park Avenue New York, NY 10028
NEW YORK, 1000 Park Avenue New York 10028 New York
Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist
Dr. Alan Kling is a nationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist who practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections and is active in teaching, research, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with this condition. Dr. Kling is an excellent doctor. He always takes the time to answer questions and cares about his patients, which is very unusual these days. His staff are very nice and waiting time is minimal. I've been to Dr. Kling 3-4 times now. Each time, I was seen promptly and Dr. Kling was thorough in his analysis and objective in treatment. Prognosis and treatments were explained in plain, easy-to-understand English. Office is very clean. Recommended. Dr. Kling is great. I have been seeing him for over a year and every visit has been helpful and a pleasent experience. I will continue to see Dr Kling going forward. Dr. Kling was mean at first but i continue to see him. 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Dr. Kling's staff was very friendly and reminded me of my appointment day and time two days in advance. The office was elogant yet welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr. Kling to my family and friends. Excellent dr explained everything in detail. Highly recommend. The Dr. Arten was very helpful he took care of my situation. I would reommend this place for any one that has a skin problem. His staff was great as well nice and kind people. They took care of me very quick. Dr. Kling is an excellent physician whom I recommend for treating any dermatological ailment. He was very diligent in helping me obtain relief in a moment in which my disease was severely affecting my health and well being. His staff was also superb, very polite and like the Dr. Kling showed a high level of professional when interacting with me and assisting in the medical procedures that I required. They are the best!! Doctor Kling is wonderful. I am extremely happy with my results and would definitely recomend him to family and friends. I have been a patient for over 20 years. The best doctor Excellent physician! I love how my skin looks! Efficient and takes time to explain process amd symptoms. Very thorough and clear. Good experience. Dr. Kling is very knowledgeable and understands my needs. He explains what is doing and why, and a brief history of my condition. I would recommend him highly. Dr Kling is an excellent doctor, very professional and kind. His stuff is great, friendly and efficient. Dr.Kling is the is the best dermatologist i have been to the pimples on my face was aweful.Now i am happy with the result. i would recomemd him to anyone who has a problem with there skin. thank you Dr. Kling to let me feel good about myself again. I have been a patient of Dr. Kling for over two years and can give an unqualified recommendation of his care and services. He is a very focused and professional physician. His office staff is also highly competent and easy to work with. Additionally, I have found dr. Kling's availability to be very good. Dr. Alan Kling is an outstanding Dermatologist. I have been seeing him over 10 years. His office staff is excellent. He is available at all times if you have any emergency call. He is one of the top physician in his area of expertise. I am happy to share my good experience in this rating/review. Dr. Alan kling is one of the finest physicians in manhattan. Courteous, professional and caring. Michael hirsch Dr Kling has been my attending physician for many years now. His professionalism and "bedside manner" has helped me through many challenges. I highly recommend Dr Kling and his wonderful friendly, efficient staff to anyone who may need the services he provides. Dr Kling has been my attending physician for many years now. His professionalism and "bedside manner" has helped me through many challenges. I highly recommend Dr Kling and his wonderful friendly, efficient staff to anyone who may need the services he provides. Dr. Kling is an exceptiionally skilled and knows his field. His stlye is comforting and reassuring. All of this is reflected in his staff which is personable and professional. I will recommend him without hesitation. Dr. kling is very thorough and knowledgeable. I trust him and have high respect for his services. Dr. Kling is the best dermathologist I ever have. I have being his patient for over 15 years and I am always very satisfied for the service I receive from him. I highly recommend Dr. Kling to all my friends. Dr. Kling has been my doctor for a long time. He is very helpful . I am satisfied with his services. Dr. cling was very accomadating and made a uncomfortable visit to the office very relaxed. I felt very welcomed and it was a not nearly as bad as i originally anticpated. I d strongly recomend Dr Cling to anyone with any dermatogogy concerns or issues. Dr. Kling is phenomenal! He is extremely knowledgable and effective. I recommend him to all of my friends & family. Over the last year my skin has made a great improvement and it is all thanks to Dr. Kling.
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Hyperhidrosis: Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive Sweating

Sweating is necessary for controlling body temperature during times of exercise and in warm/hot surroundings. Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause hyperhidrosis, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. While there are no known causes of hyperhidrosis, heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some people, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all their waking hours, regardless of their mood or the weather.

Hyperhidrosis is a normal response to a rise in temperature or anxiety. Sweating is regulated by the sympathetic nervous system. In about 1% of the population, this system is revved-up and works at a very high level, causing sweating to occur at inappropriate times, far in excess of the amount necessary to maintain normal body temperature. Hyperhidrosis is a skin condition that induces excessive sweating. It is a condition that usually begins in either childhood or adolescence. It affects both sexes equally, and all races.

Cases of primary hyperhidrosis can run in families, with 1 in 4 of all those affected having a close family relative who was (or is) affected by the condition. This would suggest that a genetic mutation is responsible. A genetic mutation is where the instructions that are carried in all living cells become scrambled in some way, which can disrupt the normal workings of the body. Some genetic mutations can be passed down from parents to their children.

There is no actual sweat measurement which can associate body weight with heat triggers, such as environmental temperature, exercise, etc. People know when they sweat excessively and it starts to have an effect on their social life or daily activities. Hyperdrosis symptoms and signs include:

  • Clammy or sweaty hands
  • Clammy or sweaty feet
  • Frequent sweating
  • Noticeable sweating that soaks through clothing
  • While changing your lifestyle and daily activities cannot cure primary hyperhidrosis, it can improve your symptoms and make you feel more self-confident. Avoid known triggers that make your sweating worse, such as spicy foods and alcohol. Use antiperspirant spray frequently, rather than deodorants. Wearing black or white clothing can also help to minimize the signs of sweating. Buy shoes that are made of leather, canvas or mesh, rather than synthetic material.

    There are many different treatments for hyperhidrosis available to people who suffer from excessive sweating. It’s important that you familiarize yourself with the possibilities you have to treat hyperhidrosis, and realize that it really is possible nowadays to stop your excessive sweating. You don’t have to accept this condition, you don’t have to wear several layers of shirts on top of each other or change your shirts several times a day, which are all common ways to cope with embarrassing sweating.

    Antiperspirants are the most common treatment for hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating may be controlled with strong anti-perspirants, which plug the sweat ducts. Products containing 10% to 20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate are the first line of treatment for underarm sweating. Some patients may be be prescribed a product containing a higher dose of aluminum chloride, which is applied nightly onto the affected areas. Antiperspirants can cause skin irritation, and large doses of aluminum chloride can damage clothing. Note: Deodorants do not prevent sweating, but are helpful in reducing body odor.

    Treatment for hyperhidrosis often involves oral medication which can reduce sweat production off all sweat glands, rather than in just one area. However, when you take oral medication to reduce the excessive sweating, there are a lot of side effects such as impaired speech, heart palpitations, problems urinating, impaired sense of taste, impaired ability to chew and swallow a dry mouth and constipation. The most common kinds of drugs used to reduce sweating are anticholinergics, beta blockers and clonidine hyprochlorides.

    Surgery is another treatment option for hyperhidrosis. You may have seen several plastic surgeons advertising surgical procedures for excessive sweating. Surgery is only recommended for people suffering from a severe case of hyperhidrosis that haven’t responded to other treatments. During the surgical procedure, the surgeon may cut, scrape, or suction out the sweat glands. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a common surgical procedure in which the surgeon makes small incisions and cuts the nerves in your armpit that activate the sweat glands. This procedure is very effective, but it’s used only as a last resort on people who have tried every other treatment.

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