Guide to Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Do you have a problem with excessive sweating?

Do you find that you sweat heavily? What causes excess sweating? Why are certain parts of the body affected such as the hands or feet? How is excessive sweating treated?

These are some of the many questions people ask about excessive sweating.

Useful, informative guide to excessive sweating

If you have a question about excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) then look no further than this guide. This comprehensive yet easy to understand guide to excessive sweating contains a wide range of information about this condition. If you are unable to find what you are looking for in any of the following section then visit our excessive sweating FAQs. This section contains a list of the most popularly asked questions about this condition and is certain to contain the answers you are looking for.

So how is this guide arranged?

Structured, logical approach to excessive sweating

This guide is structured as follows:

If you want to know more about a particular aspect of this condition then visit any of these sections within this guide. This guide takes you through the anatomy of sweating; what it is and why we sweat: this is then followed by a look at the causes, symptoms and symptoms of excessive sweating. Then and more importantly for you, we discuss the various forms of treatment available. If you have a question or two (or several) then visit the FAQs section. Find out what the various medical terms mean used in this guide within the glossary section. Visit the links section for more information about excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) support groups or useful organisations.

Excessive sweating is a medical condition

Excessive sweating or ‘hyperhidrosis’ is a common medical condition which affects both men and women. But, note the emphasis on the words ‘medical condition’ as this is exactly what this complaint is. It is a condition which causes a great deal of distress, not to mention the embarrassment and feelings of inadequacy experienced by the sufferer. For these people, excess sweating has a negative impact on their lives.

Make no mistake; this is a deeply unpleasant condition but it can be treated.

Seek medical advice about excessive sweating

Many people with this condition are too embarrassed to see their GP and whilst this is understandable it is, nevertheless, a good idea to talk about your condition with your GP. There is treatment available for this condition which has proven to be effective at dealing with the symptoms.

Support guide

As well as talking to your GP, have a look through this guide. This guide discusses excessive sweating in a sympathetic and understanding manner which is designed to help you learn more about this condition. This is useful if you decide to speak to your GP as it will provide you with some background information beforehand. This means that you will have a basic knowledge about excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) which will enable you to ask the questions you want and obtain the right treatment for you.

If you are worried about this or any other medical condition then always seek medical advice. Learn more about excessive sweating

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