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What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

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What causes Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a usual condition where in a certain individual sweats excessively that is more than their body needs to regulate the body’s temperature. Excessive sweating is not totally a serious threat to the health of a person but it can be distressing and embarrassing.

The inconvenience factor of this condition can bring a negative impact on your lifestyle and quality of life. There is no such thing that will define excessive sweating but if this condition will interfere in your daily activities, you might have hyperhidrosis. Most people who have this kind of condition are embarrassed to seek help since they believe that there is no cure to improve their condition.

Hyperhidrosis can affect definite parts of your body like the palms of your hands, chest and face, soles of your feet and armpits and this is commonly known as focal hyperhidrosis. According to studies, there’s also underlying cause of hyperhidrosis that includes side effects of taking medicines or related to such condition like overactive thyroid gland.

Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

  • You can have hyperhidrosis if you are reluctant of shaking hands and physical contact that is due to self-consciousness on excessive sweating.

  • You can have hyperhidrosis if you are reluctant on joining on activities like dancing and physical exercise since you are afraid that you will encounter excessive sweating when you are engaged with this kind of activity.

  • You have hyperhidrosis if you find hard time in holding tools like computer keyboards and driving.

  • You totally become conscious about yourself and you avoid going along with others.

Causes of Hyperhidrosis

There are two types of causes of hyperhidrosis and the first one is the primary hyperhidrosis. Most health care professionals believe that this kind of causes is due to sympathetic problems of your nervous system.

Primary hyperhidrosis

The sympathetic nervous system has the ability to control your body functions like the movement of food and urine out in your kidney into the bladder. If you have the primary cases of hyperhidrosis, it simply means that you have a problem with your nervous system.

The primary cases of hyperhidrosis can also run in your family and this could mean that you have a genetic mutation. The genetic mutation is the one that carries the living cells that work within your body and it can be passed to children by their parents.

Secondary hyperhidrosis

The usual cause of secondary hyperhidrosis includes:

At the age of 52, the monthly period of woman stops.

This condition is very common to people that are addicted to this kind of drugs.

There are also other medications that can cause excessive sweating like antidepressants, gonadotropin, and tamoxifen. The other causes of secondary hyperhidrosis include Parkinson’s disease, types of infection like tuberculosis and HIV and other disorders that build up bone marrow and blood cells like lymphoma and leukemia.

If you encounter this kind of condition, you are advised to immediately visit your physician for additional information and health advice that can be useful in treating your condition. You can also browse the internet to gain proper knowledge and a better understanding regarding the hyperhidrosis treatment.

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