Hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating beyond what is required to regulate body temperature. It usually affects the hands, feet, and armpits.
Individuals with hyperhidrosis often feel embarrassed and avoid social encounters that require hand shakes.
Hyperhidrosis can be effectively treated with medications such as Aluminum chloride, Botox and Glycopyrrolate.
Affected people are constantly aware of their condition and try to modify their lifestyle to accommodate this problem. This can be disabling in professional, academic and social life, causing daily embarrassments. Many routine tasks become impossible chores, which can psychologically drain these individuals on a constant basis.