Hyperhidrosis is a common condition causing individuals to sweat excessively, much more than the body needs in order to regulate its temperature. It is often uncontrollable and can cause social embarrassment and can severely affect confidence and quality of life.
The sweating can often happen without warning or reason. This can cause anxiety which leads to a vicious cycle, as the anxiety of getting sweaty, often leads to increased sweat production.
Many people with the condition are too embarrassed to seek medical help or believe that nothing can be done to improve their symptoms. However, there is help available.
The most common areas of concern are:
- Palms of the hands
- Soles of the feet