Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a common condition affecting many people. It is a physical disorder that can cause a lot of emotional distress.
Excessive sweating can occur in unusual situations, such as cooler weather, or without any trigger at all. It can be a common part of menopause and often arises in conjunction with thyroid issues. Embarrassing stains or wet spots under the arms can necessitate frequent clothing changes. Wet hands result in avoidance of hand-shaking and wet feet can make sandals and flip flops difficult to wear.