Excessive perspiration or sweating, known as hyperhidrosis is a common problem which can be a real social and professional handicap.
Sweat is secreted by the 3 million sweat glands in our body.
Perspiration is an essential part of our body’s thermoregulation. The body’s thermostat is the hypothalamus. When the body’s temperature exceeds a certain temperature, the sweating process is triggered. A change to this mechanism can cause hyperhidrosis.
Cases of hyperhidrosis are classified as generalised, localised unilateral and localised bilateral cases.
Even though basic hyperhidrosis is very common (without any cause), a clinical examination to establish general medical conditions is essential before treatment of hyperhidrosis can begin.