Irregular sweating: What you need to know
The most common form of hyperhidrosis is called primary focal hyperhidrosis. In this form, the nerves responsible for telling the sweat glands to become hyperactive, even when they are not activated by physical activity or an increase in temperature. With stress and anxiety, the problem is even more serious. This form of hyperhidrosis usually occurs in the palms of the hands and sometimes on the face.
There is no medical cause for this form of hyperhidrosis, it can be hereditary, because it sometimes runs in families.
Diabetes Menopause thyroid problems Hypoglycemia Some types of cancer Heart attack Nervous system disorders Infections Certain medications Certain medications can also cause excessive sweating, like opioid withdrawal.
Hyperhidrosis usually affects the hands, feet, armpits or face causing at least one episode a week, while awake, and usually occurs on both sides of the body.
Infections. People who sweat a lot are more prone to skin infections. Affect social and emotional life. Dirty or sweaty hands and wet clothes cause a lot of embarrassment. This condition can affect career pursuits and academic goals.
4. When to see a doctor?
Seek immediate medical attention if excessive sweating is accompanied by dizziness, chest pain or nausea.
See a doctor if:
Sweating disrupts your daily routine
Sudden sweating more than usual Night sweats for no apparent reason Treatment of hyperhidrosis usually works, Start with prescription-strength antiperspirants. If antiperspirants don't respond, you may need to try other medications and treatments. In more severe cases, doctors may recommend surgery to remove sweat glands or disconnect the nerves responsible for overproduction of sweat.
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