What is hyperhidrosis? It is a condition distinguished by abnormally increased perspiration and sweating. Hyperhidrosis is considered a medical condition that doctors characterize patients who sweat excessively and unpredictably. Hyperhidrosis symptoms are not directly related to temperature, so even when the temperature is cool, a person suffering from hyperhidrosis may very well still sweat. Likewise, when most of us exercise we tend to sweat, which is completely natural, a person with hyperhidrosis symptoms may still sweat even when they are resting, reading a paper, or simply working in a temperature controlled office. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, the chances are that it is negatively affecting your social, work, and even your personal life!
If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis symptoms, then you are one of the 2-3% of the total population that does. The sad part is that less than 40% of people that suffer from hyperhidrosis seek medical advice.
Do you suffer from:
If you answered yes to at least one of the above and these conditions exist when you are not exercising, or in warm temperatures, then the chances are that you are experiencing hyperhidrosis symptoms and have overactive sweat glands. Most primary hyperhidrosis cases can not be linked to a specific cause, and it seems to be hereditary and run in families, maybe your mother or father suffer like you do, or even your grandparents?
The primary symptom of hyperhidrosis is wetness, be it in the palm of your hands, feet, or armpits. Hyperhidrosis is more specifically defined as sweating that disrupts your day to day normal activities. Although sweating helps the body stay cool, and in most cases is very natural, if you are suffering from excessive wetness without exerting yourself, or being exposed to high temperatures, then hyperhidrosis symptoms exist.
Just because you suffer from excessive sweating it doesn’t mean you need to give up hope of finding a cure. We understand how frustrating hyperhidrosis can be, but be vigilant and take the time to read through this website to see what treatments are available.
Some traditional treatments to consider that have been greatly improved in recent years are:
Newer treatments available for people with more severe hyperhidrosis symptoms are:
- Botox Injections
- Combination Treatments
- Oral Medications
- Surgical Procedures
Oral medications for hyperhidrosis are not recommended as a long term solution due to their side effects, and surgical options should really only be considered in extreme and severe hyperhidrosis cases.