Information about Hyperhidrosis

Attractive girl is disgusted by her sweaty armpits

Many of us do sweat all throughout the day since are body normally perspire in regulating heat. However, when the perspiration’s production exceeds beyond what is required to cool the body down, it is called Hyperhidrosis.  Hyperhidrosis is a condition categorized by excessive sweating. The excessive sweating is commonly noticeable in the places of hands or palmar hyperhidrosis, armpits or axillary hyperhidrosis, feet or plantar hyperhidrosis, and face or facial blushing.

Under stressful circumstances, this circumstance get worse resulting in undesirable smells and discoloration of clothes and can be an embarrassment and interfere with the ability of the person to work in highly stress conditions. Statistics reveal that there is about 6% of the population who suffers from Hyperhidrosis.

The real cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown. The most commonly cause of this condition is anticipated to be hereditary; the reason might be due to an over-activity in the sympathetic nervous system. To be more specific, it is the thoracic sympathetic ganglion chain that runs along the spine’s vertebra inside the chest cavity. This is the chain that is responsible for controlling the glands known as the ecrine and apocrine glands which leads to the entire body’s perspiration. The eccrine sweat glands are primarily concentrated in the hand’s palms and feet’s soles. The hands and feet are the most affected regions in most cases. The face and armpit are also affected but only in a minimal degree which reflects to another indicator of the hyperactive sympathetic nervous system. For more info about Iontophoresis, visit

Excessive sweating hinders the daily live’s activities. Sometimes, it is brought by emotion, exercise, stress, but can occur spontaneously as well. Patients who experience palmar hyperhidrosis do have moist and wet hands that often interfere with grasping objects. Also, these patients are considered it as a difficult social problem since they leave the other person’s palm very moist when does hand shaking which would make the other person feel discomfort. Patients at who struggle from axillary hyperhidrosis sweat abundantly from their armpits that would cause discoloration to their clothes. This is another proof to be a very uncomfortable situation and a social disadvantage. The excessive sweating of the feet is called as the plantar hyperhidrosis which leads to moist shoes and sock that increases the foot’s odor. Other people experience excessive sweating on the face most especially when eating spicy food, this manifestation is called facial blush or facial hyperhidrosis.

There are medical treatments for hyperhidrosis at without the involvement of any surgery. However, if hyperhidrosis is just a secondary to any other medical condition, then it is obvious that those primary conditions should be treated first.


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