Hyperhidrosis is the clinical terminology that is given to the condition of excessive sweating. Though an individual may find that their entire body sweats excessively, not everyone with the affliction experiences such generalised subjection.
For many suffers of Hyperhidrosis, the condition can be localised to specific segments of the anatomy itself, with sweat being produced in abundance by the glands of that region. The areas most commonly affected by Hyperhidrosis are:
- The Face (Facial Hyperhidrosis)
- The Feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis)
- The Hands (Palmar Hyperhidrosis)
- The Underarms (Plantar Hyperhidrosis)
The cause of Primary Hyperhidrosis is largely unknown, although it is claimed that sympathetic over-activity is a major contributor. Nervousness or excitement can exacerbate the situation for many sufferers, with a common complaint being that suffers get very nervous because they sweat, then sweat even more because they are nervous.