Hyperhidrosis which is excessive sweating, most commonly affects the hands, feet, and face, causing embarrassment and interfere with daily tasks. Excessive sweating is considered rare but the most recent estimates indicate that 2.8 percent of the population has hyperhidrosis doubled in many countries.
Excessive sweating occurs in two different forms, primary hyperhidrosis, and secondary hyperhidrosis. You can also consult a dermatologist to get the best hyperhidrosis treatment.
The primary focus in excessive sweating; emotional stimulation is believed to trigger hyperhidrosis although doctors do not understand why this is happening.
Palmar hyperhidrosis affects the hands and plantar hyperhidrosis affects the feet. Sweaty palms are the most embarrassing situation. Palmar hyperhidrosis underarm affects palms and armpits. Isolated axillary hyperhidrosis affects only the armpits. The most common form of excessive sweating is craniofacial hyperhidrosis affecting the face and head.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition such as infection, spinal cord injuries, endocrine disorders, malignancies, neurological or and other conditions. Treatment will obviously focus on treating the underlying condition.
Many patients visit the dermatologist for hyperhidrosis. The doctor will begin with a physical examination of the diagnostic process. If you have a condition the doctor will see the sweat on your body, even when you are not anxious and have heart rate and blood pressure normal.
Many methods of treatment are available for primary hyperhidrosis. Slightly invasive treatment options alleviate symptoms. Surgery is reserved for patients with serious conditions and has not found a cure for other treatments.