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Secondary Hyperhidrosis: All You Need To Know

About

A condition in which the whole body sweats excessively

65% women, in the postmenopausal stage, experience excessive sweating [1].

Self-diagnosable
Can be treated by a medical professional
Lab testing or imaging may not be required

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating in parts of the body like armpits, soles of the feet, palms, face, scalp, and/or torso. In case of secondary hyperhidrosis, the whole body starts sweating. In both the cases, the sweating is more than normally. Secondary hyperhidrosis usually arises due to certain medications or medical conditions like hyperthyroidism, menopause, obesity or certain mental health conditions. It is relatively less common than primary hyperhidrosis and can also affect perfectly healthy people.

 

Ages affected: any age group, adults most often

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include excessive body sweating

People may experience:
Also common: Noticeable and frequent sweating, irritating skin problems, social withdrawal and anxiety problems, excessive body odor, unexpected sweating at night.

Treatment

Self-care: To curb self-consciousness, one can use antiperspirants and armpit pads to help soak the sweating. A change in wardrobe, especially clothes and shoes that are sweat resistant, can help as well.

Medication: Since the condition can arise from medicines, you can ask your doctor for alternative doses for the other medical issues. In some cases, the doctor may suggest botox or other forms of surgery, depending on the severity of the condition.

Specialists: For medical help, consult a skin specialist or a dermatologist. At mfine, we make sure that your healthcare provider knows your medical history to provide more holistic treatment options.

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