What is hyperhidrosis?
Excessive sweating is caused by overactive sweat glands, and affects millions of people around the world. When sweating (or hyperhidrosis) is excessive it can be uncomfortable, stressful, and embarrassing. It can affect someone’s self-esteem and impact everything from style choice and sporting activities through to career decisions and relationships.
While stress and high temperatures can increase perspiration, they do not cause hyperhidrosis. It is an inherited trait or physiological condition that prevents the body from properly regulating its temperature, it can occur in various parts of the body including the underarms, feet and palms of the hands.