Hyperhidrosis

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What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis (hi-pur-hi-DROE-sis) is abnormally excessive sweating that's not necessarily related to heat or exercise. You may sweat so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this type of heavy sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment.


How do I know if I may have Hyperhidrosis?

The type of hyperhidrosis that usually affects the hands, feet, underarms or face causes at least one episode a week, during waking hours. And the sweating usually occurs on both sides of the body.

When should I see a physician?

Seek immediate medical attention if your heavy sweating is accompanied by lightheadedness, chest pain or nausea.


See your doctor if:

Sweating disrupts your daily routine

Sweating causes emotional distress or social withdrawal

You suddenly begin to sweat more than usual

You experience night sweats for no apparent reason