Excess Sweating

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a relatively common condition affecting around 3% of the population. Most commonly triggered by heat and emotions, hyperhidrosis usually occurs in areas of the body with a higher concentration of sweat glands such as the armpits, hands, feet and the groin area.

Most common areas to suffer with excessive sweating are the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis), the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around age 13 (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.

Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
Although neurologic, endocrine, infectious, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause hyperhidrosis, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all their waking hours, regardless of their mood or the weather.

What is the Treatment for Hyperhidrosis?
Through a systematic evaluation of causes and triggers of hyperhidrosis, followed by a judicious, stepwise approach to treatment, many people with this annoying disorder can sometimes achieve good results and improved quality of life.

Excess sweating can be solved easily, leaving you with dry, soft skin regardless of the heat.

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