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Hyperhidrosis Causes

The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown. A theory states that the condition results from a very active ‘sympathetic nervous system'. Anxiety is also said to exacerbate the condition for most affected individuals. Other factors that may play a role in the disorder include nicotine, food and drinks, caffeine, and even smells that trigger a reaction.

Hyperhidrosis Definition

Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which there is an abnormally excessive and unpredictable sweating. People with this condition can sweat even when temperatures are cool or when they're resting. The sweating may occur in one's hands, armpits, or feet.

Hyperhidrosis Diagnosis

Obvious symptoms of sweating can be noted when visiting a doctor. Several tests can also be done to diagnose the condition, including starch-iodine test and paper tests. Physical examination and history is also done.

Hyperhidrosis Symptoms and Signs

The main symptom of this disorder is excessive ‘wetness' or sweating. The condition may be localized in specific body parts or may be generalized. Feet, hands, groin, and axillae parts are among the very active perspiration regions due to comparatively high sweat glands concentration.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Hyperhidrosis is typically very successfully controlled, but a permanent cure has not been found yet due to little knowledge of the exact cause behind the disorder. Some treatments include medications, surgical procedures, and others like weight loss and meditation.

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