Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, or feet. Individuals with this condition may sweat so much that it soaks through their clothes, causing discomfort and embarrassment. When excessive sweating begins to disrupt your daily routine, causes social withdrawal, or emotional distress, it’s time to undergo treatment.
What Causes Excess Sweat?
While most people sweat when they exercise or exert themselves, are in a hot Environ® ment, or are under stress, those with hyperhidrosis experience sweating that far exceeds what is normal.
Sweating is your body’s way to cool itself down. Your nervous system will automatically trigger your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. Sweating can also occur on your palms when you are nervous. With hyperhidrosis, the nerves responsible for signaling your sweat glands becoming overactive. There is no medical cause for hyperhidrosis, though it may be hereditary.