Hyperhidrosis describes a condition where there is excessive sweating of the hands, feet or underarms. There is often no underlying cause, though patients often report emotional upsets and stressful situations as triggers. Though not fully understood, part of the problem may be that the sweat glands are too sensitive to the normal levels of nerve stimulation to sweating triggers. Patients often suffer from this early in life, though it is thought that the problem becomes less severe later in life.
Many different treatments area available including strong antiperspirants, prescription medications, electrical stimulation and special government- authorised prescription injectable agents. Your dermatologist is best placed to recommend the appropriate therapy suitable to specific needs.