Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating
What is hyperhidrosis? What are the signs and symptoms?
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that happens even when the body is at rest, when the temperature is cool or not particularly warm, and when one is not emotionally moved or physically ill. Excessive sweating can affect the entire body, but is most likely to affect the palms, armpits, soles (of the feet), and groin.
What are the complications of excessive sweating?
While sweating is an ordinary part of the body’s cooling mechanism, unnecessary and excessive sweating can give rise to various problems, such as social anxiety, social embarrassment, and, in general, disrupt daily activities.
What causes hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis can be caused or triggered by various factors, including hereditary factors, stress, certain medications, overactive thyroid gland, hot flashes (from menopause), low blood sugar, and other medical conditions. It may also occur without apparent reason.
Can hyperhidrosis be treated? How?
Various medications and surgical procedures can be used to treat excessive sweating. Proper self-care may also help reduce the symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
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