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What are effects of heavy sweating?

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When you’re out for a run, working out at the gym, or cutting the grass on a warm afternoon, you sweat. No big deal.

But if you sweat when you walk across an air-conditioned office or lie down at night, it can be a real hassle. The medical term for sweating too much is hyperhidrosis, and it can cause social, emotional, and physical issues. But you can make a few changes to help control it.

SOURCES:

Kamudoni, P., , June 8, 2017. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Haider, A., , Jan. 4, 2005. Canadian Medical Association Journal

International Hyperhidrosis Society: “Antiperspirant Basics,” “Drugs/Medications Known to Cause Hyperhidrosis,” “Diseases and Conditions that Can Cause Hyperhidrosis,” “Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS),” “Iontophoresis,” “Lasers,” “Medications,” “miraDry,” “OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections (Botox),” “Tips for Best Results -- OTC,” “Tips for Best Results -- Rx,” “Two Types of Hyperhidrosis,” “Underarm Surgeries.”

Mayo Clinic: “Botox injections.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hyperhidrosis: Tips for Managing.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Kamudoni, P., , June 8, 2017. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Haider, A., , Jan. 4, 2005. Canadian Medical Association Journal

International Hyperhidrosis Society: “Antiperspirant Basics,” “Drugs/Medications Known to Cause Hyperhidrosis,” “Diseases and Conditions that Can Cause Hyperhidrosis,” “Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS),” “Iontophoresis,” “Lasers,” “Medications,” “miraDry,” “OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections (Botox),” “Tips for Best Results -- OTC,” “Tips for Best Results -- Rx,” “Two Types of Hyperhidrosis,” “Underarm Surgeries.”

Mayo Clinic: “Botox injections.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hyperhidrosis: Tips for Managing.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 09, 2018

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