Facts about Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

Facts about Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

Los Angeles : CA : USA | May 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM PDT
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The human body system is composed of over four million sweat glands, which produce a clear liquid called sweat. The production of sweat can regulate the body’s temperature. There are different factors that can cause you to sweat and this may include warm temperatures, nervousness, embarrassment, fear, and exercise. People who have hyperhidrosis produce greater amount of sweat even if the temperature of the surroundings is cool.

Hyperhidrosis commonly occurs to individuals with ages of 25 to 64. But, there are also younger people that are affected by this condition. Researchers said that interruptions on daily activities and some social disruptions can cause hyperhidrosis. People with this excessive or hand sweating condition do not search for a treatment from doctors because most of them thought that there are no treatments that exist to minimize the amount of sweat produced by an individual.

Hyperhidrosis Causes

The main cause of this condition is actually the sweat glands that are overactive. There are basically 2 hyperhidrosis types and they are focal and generalized. Focal hyperhidrosis is called primary hyperhidrosis, which occurs in the specific body part such as face, feet’s soles, hands’ palms, and some areas. Genetics also played a big role to some people who have focal hyperhidrosis. But, you must remember that this is not contagious like others have thought about it.

Generalized hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, is called secondary hyperhidrosis. This is a type of hyperhidrosis, which excessive sweating does not only occurs on one part of the body, but all over the body. It’s often caused by some medical conditions including infection, disorder, and chronic disease, which disrupts the natural level of hormones in the body.

Complications and Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

Individuals with hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating. This may affect one’s body or some areas of the body like face and hands. Hyperhidrosis complications are not huge compared to other health issues, but because it caused increased wetness on one’s face or hands, this may affect the social life of one person, which can be depressing depending on how a person will deal with it. If you have a condition like this, avoiding some physical activities may help you reduce the amount of sweat production. But, calling a doctor to solve your concern may be a good solution.

There are different treatments available for hyperhidrosis nowadays. You can consider any treatment that will help you stop this excessive sweating condition and your decision will be based on the one that you think will suit you best. However, if you want to make sure that your chosen treatment is best suited for your overall health condition, you can consider consulting to your physician and ask some advice about which treatment is suitable for your condition. Take note, not all treatments may work for you. However, there is also no need for you to bear with this sweaty problem as there is still a way for you to be free from it the soonest time possible. So, seek for the right treatment and get the best way to stop hyperhidrosis immediately!

BritneyW is based in Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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