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Details about Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating can occur in many different areas of the body. Most commonly, hyperhidrosis appears on the palms of the hands, in this case it is referred to as Palmer hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can also be a problem on the soles of the feet (Planter hyperhidrosis) the armpits (axillae), the face, the head, the groin and the back.

Regardless of where it is located, hyperhidrosis presents an embarrassing problem to those afflicted with it. Shaking hands becomes uncomfortable, making business and day-to-day life a problem. Patients report that they are even embarrassed to hold the hands of those they love.

Hyperhidrosis is not a temporary condition. Many people who suffer from it have suffered for many years, usually from adolescence and whether hot or cold the sweating is constant.

While doctors don't know why hyperhidrosis starts, they have successfully linked it to over activity in the sympathetic nervous system. Specifically, it is the Thoracic Sympathetic Ganglion Chain, which runs along the vertebra of the spine inside the chest cavity.

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