How can you tell if your sweating is excessive?
No one can say how much sweat is "too much." There's really no effective and convenient way to measure the total amount of sweat.
Excessive sweating is instead defined as any amount of sweating that causes problems or distress. The exact causes aren't known, but from 1% to 3% of people suffer from hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis usually starts in adolescence or young adulthood. Sweating is worst in the palms, soles, or underarms. When excessive sweating is limited to these areas, it's called focal hyperhidrosis.
Most people with focal hyperhidrosis are otherwise completely healthy. Studies suggest that they are no more nervous or easily upset than people who sweat normally.
At the same time, hyperhidrosis can cause real problems. Most people feel extremely embarrassed by their excess sweating. They frequently report frustrations or problems with things most people take for granted:
· Frequently changing clothing because of underarm sweating
· Avoiding shaking hands
· Missing out on social gatherings due to concern about sweating
· Challenges with romantic relationships
· Difficulty writing because the pen slips or sweat soaks through ink on the page
In fact, one-third of people with focal hyperhidrosis describe their symptoms as significantly affecting their quality of life.
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