Sweating is a natural reaction of the body to regulate its internal temperature. Sweat released on the skin gives the body a cooling effect as it removes excess heat. Sweat also removes a small amount of waste from the body. Sweat is a response to intense physical exertion, heat, or emotional stress.
Sweat forms in the sweat glands. Most of these glands are located in the feet, palms, forehead and armpits, so these areas sweat mostly.
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY THREE MILLION SWEAT GLANDS IN THE WHOLE BODY?
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a medical term used to describe excessive sweating. People suffering from hyperhidrosis sweat even under normal circumstances, such as in an air-conditioned room or at rest.
Hyperhidrosis can affect your life because it makes your skin moist, which in turn:
- The skin becomes white and soft (macerated). There is a higher chance of getting a bacterial or fungal infection.
- There is an impact on professional and social life. For example, some professions may have problems with sweaty palms (musicians, electricians, watchmakers). This may even require a change of job. Due to the nature of the work, you may need to greet your hand frequently and may feel insecure and irritated.
Primary hyperhidrosis is a common disorder that affects nearly 3% people. It usually begins in adolescence, when they are usually healthy. Primary hyperhidrosis is usually found in specific areas, such as the armpits, as well as the hands, feet, and face. Sweating is often generalized and occurs throughout the body, but it is usually caused by other factors such as infection or medication. Although the exact cause of primary hyperhidrosis is not clear, excessive intestinal stimulation of the sweat glands is associated with a natural substance called acetylcholine.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR AFTER A CAREFUL CLINICAL EXAMINATION, YOUR DOCTOR WILL BE ABLE TO TELL YOU IF YOU HAVE PRIMARY OR SECONDARY HYPERHYDROSIS.
DID YOU KNOW THAT HEAT, EMOTIONS OR SPICY DISHES MAY INCREASE SWEATING?
HYPERHYDROSIS AFFECTED AREAS:
- Armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis)
- Palms (palm hyperhidrosis)
- Soles (foot hyperhidrosis)
- Face (facial hyperhidrosis)
- Groin, torso or back
- a lot of sweating to rest and the temperature is not high
- you need to clean your hands and avoid hand clicks greeting at all times as your hands are sweaty
- sweat from the forehead should be cleaned throughout the day
- you feel uncomfortable and irritated because you sweat a lot and would like to wear a jacket all the time to hide your sweating, even if it is hot.