All about Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating, clinically known as hyperhidrosis, is a problem that affects almost 3% of the overall population in the world. That means 209 million people worldwide have this condition; you are not alone. Many people are not even aware that they have a condition; they just think that is how they are and that there is not a solution. There are three types of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, although most people suffer with the most common type which is primary focal hyperhidrosis.

ISweaty hands 1t is unknown exactly what causes primary focal hyperhidrosis, but there are known and effective treatments to treat excessive sweating of this nature. The symptoms most frequently manifest in underarms, hands and feet, but hyperhidrosis can affect any area of the body.

Another type of excessive sweating is secondary focal hyperhidrosis. This could mean that the cause of the sweating is an underlying health problem so medical advice should be sought as soon as possible.

The last type of excessive sweating generalized hyperhidrosis. Generalized hyperhidrosis affects the entire body, so you will have excessive sweating all over. This type also indicates an underlying health problem such as infection or glandular problems and diabetes, so a doctor should be consulted immediately.