Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is an embarrassing condition that affects millions of Americans. Although it's not medically dangerous, hyperhidrosis can seriously interfere with work, love, and play.
Most people with hyperhidrosis have never seen a doctor about their condition. That's unfortunate, because effective treatments are available.
Do you sweat more than other people? Does a five-minute workout on the treadmill leave you sopping wet? Do you wipe your hand before every handshake?
At the very least, excessive sweating is a hassle. But sometimes heavy sweating is sign of a medical condition.
"It's not always easy for the average person to know the difference," says Benjamin Barankin, MD, a dermatologist in Toronto and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a warning...