Hyperhidrosis (Sweating)

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhydrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive sweat production. Sweating is a normal part of our physiology in order to prevent overheating. Those people who experience hyperhydrosis, however, develop excessive sweating beyond normal needs. The most commonly areas affected are the armpits, palms, soles, face, and scalp ( where sweat glands are most abundant).
Excessive sweating has a negative impact on daily functioning and social interactions, and may lead to depression. Others feel a sense of embarrassment, frustration, insecurity, and avoid social and intimate relationships. Many people who suffer from this condition do not discuss his/her sweating problem with others.
Current data estimates that approximately 5% of the United States population is affected.

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References:

 1. Shiri Nawrocki, Jisan Cha. The etiology, diagnosis, and management of hyperhidrosis: a comprehensive review: etiology and clinical workup. JAAD September 2019
2. Shiri Nawrocki, Jisan Cha. The etiology, diagnosis, and management of hyperhidrosis: Therapeutic options. JAAD September 2019