Excessive sweating is medically referred to as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis typically occurs on the underarms, hands, feet and face. It can be an embarrassing problem that significantly affects a person’s quality of life.
Generally, hyperhidrosis is a benign condition and is not medically significant. In some situations, however, it can be associated with an underlying medical conditions such as nerve disorders, thyroid disease, diabetes, infections, and sometimes cancers. Hyperhidrosis may also result from certain medications that individuals are taking for other medical conditions. Cases of hyperhidrosis that are long-standing and have persisted since childhood are very often benign. Acute or new onset cases that occur suddenly may also be benign but should be evaluated for a possible underlying medical association.*
Treatment options for hyperhidrosis range from the use of topical and/or oral agents to more invasive treatments including surgery.*
*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.