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Primary Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating condition that is localized, causing sweaty palms, sweaty feet, underarms, scalp, and/or face. Hyperhidrosis occurs without a known cause. It begins during childhood and progressively worsens through adolescence and persists into adulthood. The excessive sweating is embarrassing and affects both social and professional relationships. The characteristics of primary hyperhidrosis include:
  • Continuous sweating
  • Sweating without an apparent reason
  • Sweating not provoked with exercise
  • Provoked by emotional stress, hot weather conditions
  • Improves during cool months
  • Sweating stops during sleep

It is important to remember that excessive sweating can be caused by a number of medical conditions. When sweating is caused by an underlying condition it is called secondary hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating in additional areas of the body. Examples of medical conditions that can cause excessive sweating include:
  • Endocrine disorders such as hyperthyroidism
  • Menopause
  • Treatments for cancer
  • Obesity
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Systemic malignant disease

Secondary hyperhidrosis is not treated with the methods described here.
 



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