Excessive sweating is one of the most common issues among men as well as women. But what exactly is excessive sweating and what are the conditions that cause excessive sweating? Let’s find out.
What is excessive sweating?
Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a common condition wherein a person experiences excessive sweating from certain parts of their body, such as armpits or feet, in unlikely situations; in the absence of any heavy physical activity.
Sweating that completely soaks your armpit and drips from your palms or sweating that completely soaks your feet, in the most unlikely of places or situations is a condition that can be defined as excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis is not a life-threatening condition. Rather a common skin condition that occurs due to the presence of excessive sweat glands in certain areas of the body.
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Let us check out the top 6 conditions that cause excessive sweating.
The main causes of primary focal hyperhidrosis are still unknown, but a majority of dermatologists believe that hyperhidrosis could be genetic; it could be passed on from one generation to another within the family. If any member of your family also experiences excessive sweating, then it is highly likely that you have inherited this condition.
Primary hyperhidrosis generally occurs in the armpits, palms of the hands and the bottom of the feet. However, excessive sweating from the head area is also commonly observed. It happens on both sides of the body and stops when asleep. This excessive sweating occurs for no apparent reason.
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Hyperhidrosis has a special relationship with anxiety. In some cases, excessive sweating for no apparent reason could cause anxiety in people. While in other cases, social anxiety disorder could lead to secondary hyperhidrosis in some people.
Anxiety medications could solve secondary hyperhidrosis. However, for the former, you would need to seek the right consultation and proper hyperhidrosis treatment in Melbourne to stop excessive sweating.
Certain medications could cause excessive sweating, as a side effect, all over the body. This condition is called secondary generalized hyperhidrosis. People with such conditions may experience excessive sweating all over their bodies even while asleep. While the list of medications that cause excessive sweating is extensive, certain medications like antidepressants and beta blockers are the primary causes of secondary hyperhidrosis.
If you take such medications, then consult your doctor on the possible side effects of such medications. Before seeking hyperhidrosis treatment make sure you discuss your prevailing medical conditions and the list of medicines including herbal and vitamin supplements you intake.
4. Diabetic hypoglycemia
Secondary hyperhidrosis can be mainly explained as a symptom or side effect of another medical condition. Diabetic hypoglycemia is another medical condition with excessive sweating as one of the symptoms. Hypoglycemia occurs when the body produces excessive insulin without ample quantities of blood sugar. Most diabetic patients experience hypoglycemia when they skip a meal or intake more quantities of insulin.
The resulting hyperhidrosis could cause so much sweating while sleeping that the sheets become wet. If you are a diabetic and take insulin injections, then consult the doctor before undergoing hyperhidrosis treatment in Melbourne.
Sudden sweatiness and hot flashes are common symptoms among women during menopause. Among other symptoms that women experience during menopause, night sweats particularly cause excessive sweating during nighttime that can soak through the bedsheets.
Therefore, women experiencing menopause could also experience excessive sweating or secondary hyperhidrosis.
Excessive sweating is also one of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. This occurs due to the irregular or rapid heartbeat due to excessive production of the hormone thyroxine.
Therefore, you need to consult an experienced doctor, before you plan to undergo hyperhidrosis treatment.
Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre offers the most comprehensive TGA & FDA-approved hyperhidrosis treatment in Melbourne under the supervision of highly experienced dermatologist Drshobhna Singh. Consult Dr Shobhna now to know more.