Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the person sweats profusely from the hands and underarms without an apparent reason. It can be embarrassing and disrupt their work and their involvement in social activities. Hyperhidrosis affects about millions of people around the world. Luckily, there are means to control it.

The symptoms include excessive sweating on the hands, underarms, soles of the feet, and sometimes on the face. In some cases, the sweat literally drips off their hands.

Although neurologic, endocrine, and infectious diseases can cause hyperhidrosis, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. In some, heat and emotions trigger hyperhidrosis but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly for the whole day, regardless of their mood or the weather.

Underarm problems start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins in earlier stages. If left untreated, these problems may continue throughout your life and result in dejection.

Your family doctor aware of your medical history might examine you to diagnose the condition and suggest you to a dermatologist.