Excessive sweating can be quite embarrassing especially when others around are not experiencing the same. Sad thing is, people affected by this condition can sweat regardless if the temperature is cool or even at rest.


Sweating is the body’s natural way to keep cool. People naturally sweat when the temperature is warm, during activities or when confided in situations like anger, nervous, afraid or embarrassed.

Too much sweating can happen without aggravating factors. Hyperhidrosis patients have hyperactive sweat glands. The result is discomfort in the physical and emotional aspect.

It is also likely caused by another medical condition like cancer, anxiety disorders, heart disease (heart attack), menopause, lung disease and the like.


Paper Test: A special paper will be used to absorb the sweat then it will be weighed.

Blood test: This is required if thyroid concerns or other health issues are manifested

Starch Iodine test: The iodine solution will be applied to the sweaty area. Once it dries, starch will be added to see the result.

Imaging test: When there is a suspected tumor, this test may come handy.

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  1. July 12, 2019

    Yes this is true, even the exact causes aren’t known, but up 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. I know this much because my friend was suffering from this problem earlier, but after taking the treatment his condition has improved.

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