signs of hyperhidrosis
Embarrassed by excessive sweating?
Hyperhidrosis affects more than just your clothes. Excessive sweating can have an impact on your life.
It can cause limitations in your work and social relationships, sports and leisure activities, and can negatively affect your emotional health.
In a 2016 report, out of 393 people who reported having hyperhidrosis, 85% found their excessive sweating to be embarrassing.
In that same study, 71% said that hyperhidrosis makes them anxious.
Do I Have Hyperhidrosis?
The signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis aren’t always easy to detect, especially if you’ve been living with them for some time. Do any of these sound familiar?
You experience excessive sweating on one or more of the following body parts at least once a week:
- Underarms (axillary)
- Head or face (craniofacial)
- Hands (palmar)
- Feet (plantar)
- Under breasts (inframammary)
- You feel embarrassed or judged by others because of excessive sweating
- You wear special clothing to hide or conceal your sweating
- You sometimes find being in public difficult
- Your daily activities are affected by your sweating
Excessive underarm sweating is the most common form of hyperhidrosis. See how it affects Brittany.
Nearly half of people living with excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) suffer in silence for years before speaking to a doctor about it. But that doesn’t have to be the case. If you think you might have primary hyperhidrosis, be sure to talk to a dermatologist.