Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder where an individual sweats more than the body normally would to regulate body temperature.  It affects approximately 3% of Canadians.  Hyperhidrosis can seriously affect quality of life - it can make a sufferer feel awkward in personal and business situations, and can have an emotional, social, and physical impact.

The two types of hyperhidrosis are:

The cause of focal hyperhidrosis is unknown, but the way it affects sufferers appears to be related to over-activity of the central nervous system, which causes an overactive stimulation of local sweat glands.

There are several ways to treat focal hyperhidrosis:

If you would like to learn more about hyperhidrosis, ask your doctor, or click on the links below for further reading. 

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