What is excessive sweating?
Sweating is considered excessive when it is more than what you would expect based on the level of your activity or stress or on the surrounding temperature. Excessive sweating usually affects the underarms, palms and soles of the feet. Because of these, it can disrupt everyday activities and cause social anxiety or embarrassment.
What causes excessive sweating?
Other conditions or diseases can cause excessive sweating (secondary hyperhidrosis), but it mostly occurs in people who are otherwise healthy (primary hyperhidrosis) – when the nerves that trigger the sweat glands become overactive.