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 perspire nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.

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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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Comment from: Sara, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

Nothing on my body sweats except for my face. If someone that I don't really know looks at me, my face will start sweating and sweating as if I was sick with a disease. Hyperhidrosis is embarrassing. My sister and sons have this problem as well. I have tried putting regular anti perspirant on my face, because I read that models do that. It didn't work. I will try the facial ones and if I have money, the Botox.

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