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Excessive Sweating Cases have Increased from Earlier Times: Study

A new study has found that excessive sweating also known as hyperhidrosis cases have witnessed a significant rise from the previous times. Earlier studies had revealed that excessive sweating rate stood at 1% – 2% but recent reports show a surge in hyperhidrosis up to 4.8%. It simply occurs because of the improper functioning of sweat glands which produce more moisture than the requirement.

Sweating is necessary for the human body to maintain its temperature (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit)  in order to function properly. Depending on the causes and locations of excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis has been categorized into two parts namely primary and secondary. In the case of Primary hyperhidrosis, sweating occurs on hands, feet, face, and underarms. And it occurs due to the failure of sweating glands to stop sweating when not needed.

In the body, nerves are responsible for activating sweat glands. But when the sweat glands don’t receive “off” signal then it results into primary hyperhidrosis. Anxiety and psychological causes could be considered as popular factors for causing primary hyperhidrosis. Whereas in the secondary hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating occurs all over the body and it mostly occurs while sleeping. It could be induced by medical or physiological reasons. Various physical diseases such as diabetes, pregnancy, infection could cause excessive sweating in the human body.

Due to an increase in the number of cases of excessive sweating, several ways of treating hyperhidrosis are available today. Doctors recommend hyperhidrosis treatment options depending on individual body type and keeping into consideration several other factors.

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