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Suffer from hyperhidrosis palmer. Have heavy sweating in foot. Remedy?

Dec 2012
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i am suffering from hyperhidrosis palmer & foot heavy sweating on both badly in summer season
Posted Mon, 8 Jul 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 1 hour later

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I am Dr. Nsah and I am pleased to be able to help you with your query.

Normally, people with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. People sweat more in warm temperatures, when they exercise, or in response to situations that make them nervous, angry, embarrassed, or afraid. However, excessive sweating occurs without such triggers. Those with hyperhidrosis appear to have overactive sweat glands. The uncontrollable sweating can lead to significant discomfort, both physical and emotional. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families. If the sweating occurs as a result of another medical condition, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis (could be thyroid disorder etc).
The doctor of choice to see for this kind of problem is an endocrinolist or an internist who will be able to completely evaluate you through physical exams (after history taking), run some blood tests including thyroid function tests, complete blood count etc and probably determine the type of hyperhidrosis that you have (primary or secondary). Ones this is done, treatment will depend on the type (as secondary requires treating the underlying diseases condition first).
The type of treatment for primary will require:

- Antiperspirants. Excessive sweating may be controlled with strong anti-perspirants maybe used. Products containing 10% to 20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate are the first line of treatment for underarm sweating. Higher doses. Antiperspirants can cause skin irritation, and large doses of aluminum chloride can damage clothing. Note: Deodorants do not prevent sweating, but are helpful in reducing body odor.
- Medication. Anticholinergics drugs, such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul, Robinul-Forte), help to prevent the stimulation of sweat glands. Beta-blockers or benzodiazepines may help reduce stress-related sweating.
There are other procedures available but I will allow that for the discretion of your doctor.

Hope this can help and email back if you have further questions
Dr. Nsah
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