Hyperhidrosis

About-Hyperhidrosis also known as polyhidrosis or sudorrhea is abnormally excessive sweating mostly occurs in the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), or feet (plantar hyperhidrosis).
 
Types and causes
Primary focal hyperhidrosis- Generally affects the palms, soles, armpits, and face, usually begins in adolescence, and commonly caused by:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Certain foods, including citric acid, coffee, chocolate, peanut butter and spices
  • Certain odors
  • Emotional stress
  • Family history
  • Heat
  • Spinal cord injury
 
Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis- Affects large areas of the body, generally starts in adulthood, caused by a medical condition or as a side effect of certain medications. Several medical conditions and other factors which may contribute to developing this disease include
 
  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Autonomic dysfunction
  • Cancer of the lymphatic system
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Heart disease
  • Heat, humidity, exercise
  • HIV
  • Hodgkin disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Lung disease
  • Menopause
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary disease
  • Severe psychological stress
  • Certain medications
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Tuberculosis 
Specialists to visit
Dermatologist
General Physician

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References
https://www.mayoclinic.org
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https://my.clevelandclinic.org
 

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