Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis

What is it?

Hyperhidrosis is the name given to excessive or uncontrollable sweating.

The main types of hyperhidrosis are:

  • Axillary (sweaty underarms)
    Axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, is a common condition affecting up to 3% of the population. Axillary hyperhidrosis usually starts in childhood or adolescence but some people first experience it as adults. The impact of this condition is often underestimated – it can affect work and social situations and may cause significant psychological distress. Fortunately, effective treatments are readily available. Read More…
  • Palmar (sweaty hands)
    Palmar hyperhidrosis, or excessive hand sweating, is a common condition affecting 1-3% of the population. It usually starts in childhood or adolescence. Sweaty hands can significantly affect a person socially and emotionally. Read More…
  • Plantar (sweaty feet)
    Plantar hyperhidrosis is a common condition affecting 1-3% of the population. The condition usually starts in childhood or adolescence.  It can cause significant physical limitations and predispose to bacterial and fungal infections and friction blisters. Read More…
  • Compensatory (rebound sweating)
    Compensatory hyperhidrosis is a common, post-surgical complication of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS surgery).  Read More…

This information has been written by Dr Davin S Lim

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