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How does hyperhidrosis begin?

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Hyperhidrosis usually starts in adolescence or young adulthood. The sweating is worst in the palms, soles, or underarms. When excessive sweating is limited to these areas, it's called focal hyperhidrosis.

Most people with focal hyperhidrosis are otherwise completely healthy. Studies suggest that they are no more nervous or easily upset than people who sweat normally.

SOURCES: 

Haider A. January 2005; vol 172: pp 69-75.  Canadian Medical Association Journal,

International Hyperhidrosis Society: "Sweating Bullets: Hyperhidrosis Fact Sheet." 

Weber, A. 2005; vol 114: pp 342-345. British Journal of Dermatology,

Glaser, DA. 2012 Feb;38(2):185-91.  Dermatol Surg.

Hong, HC. 2012 May;38(5):728-35.  Dermatol Surg.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

SOURCES: 

Haider A. January 2005; vol 172: pp 69-75.  Canadian Medical Association Journal,

International Hyperhidrosis Society: "Sweating Bullets: Hyperhidrosis Fact Sheet." 

Weber, A. 2005; vol 114: pp 342-345. British Journal of Dermatology,

Glaser, DA. 2012 Feb;38(2):185-91.  Dermatol Surg.

Hong, HC. 2012 May;38(5):728-35.  Dermatol Surg.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

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