Hyperhidrosis - Cause

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What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?

Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.

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Comment from: anna, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

Excessive hand and feet sweating is hereditary for me. I remember my grandfather had sweaty hands, and my mother does, too. I've suffered from excessive hand and feet sweating for as long as I remember, and since about three years ago, I've noticed that my underarms were starting to sweat excessively as well. Every year the amount of sweating seems to be getting worse. Recently I'm starting to sweat on my scalp, face and neck. It is so bad that I have to shower and shampoo at least three times a day, and I can never use a blow dryer to dry my hair because by the time I've blown my hair for 10 minutes, I have to take a shower again from excessive head and facial sweating! The area in which the hyperhidrosis affects me seems to be enlarging yearly. It's so embarrassing and frustrating -- I hate this!

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Comment from: beneye, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 05

I started excessively sweating in my armpits recently after I graduated nursing school. My hyperhidrosis seems to be related to situations that make me nervous. Before, when I got nervous, my voice would be shaky, my heart would race and I'd feel a knot in my stomach. All that is now gone and redirected to my armpits. Now when I get into one of those situations my armpits will start dripping immediately. I have tried OTC antiperspirants and they have not worked.

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