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Definition of hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis is a clinical state, where a person sweats more than is necessary for normal body temperature regulation. It is difficult, however, to underline a physiologically normal amount of sweat a person should experience. This is why we rely on the subjective experience of the patient, and treat their discomfort. Please return your attention to the fact that the excessive sweating occurs in situations inappropriate to the physiological reaction called on by environmental factors. Most often, hyperhidrosis occurs on the face, hands, and feet. Many research publications have arrived at the fact that 40% of hyperhidrosis cases have a genetic basis. Also, hyperhidrosis can occur at various stages in life.

The process of sweat production is controlled by the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system and cannot be consciously controlled. The sympathetic nervous system controls the approximately 5 million sweat glands all over our body. It has been shown that almost two-thirds of these glands are located in our hands and feet. The amount of sweating in these locations is a direct result of the over-activation of a sympathetic nerve chain in our body. Locating and blocking this nerve chain to cease excessive sweating sometimes requires surgical intervention.