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Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition that results from overactive sweat glands. A symptom of hyperhidrosis is constant sweating nonstop. Areas on the body that are affected by this condition include feet, the forehead, underarms, and the palms of hands. Hyperhidrosis can be caused by using an ineffective antiperspirant. It is important to make sure your deodorant contains aluminum chloride because it has been proven to prevent sweating. Another cause of the condition is eating too many spicy foods. Your diet can have a large impact on the way you perspire.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists of Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Illinois. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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