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Sweating, excessive (hyperhidrosis)

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Introduction
Find everything you need to know about Hyperhidrosis including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
Symptoms of hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is defined as sweating more than is needed to keep your body temperature regulated. There is no precise measure of how much sweat is ‘normal’.
Causes of hyperhidrosis
Most experts believe that primary hyperhidrosis is caused by problems with the nervous system.
Diagnosing hyperhidrosis
It is likely that your GP will arrange blood and urine tests to check whether an underlying medical condition is causing your hyperhidrosis.
Treating hyperhidrosis
Treatment for hyperhidrosis may include lifestyle changes, prescription antiperspirant or referral to a dermatologist for specialist treatment.
Complications of hyperhidrosis
Complications of hyperhidrosis can include increased risk of fungal infections, skin conditions and body odour. Some people may also be affected emotionally.