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What causes hyperhidrosis?

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The causes of hyperhidrosis depend on the type of sweating occurring. Most times, excessive sweating is harmless. In some cases, doctors don’t know why people sweat too much. In other cases, the causes of hyperhidrosis may be a medical condition that you don’t want to miss.

From: Causes of Excessive Sweating WebMD Medical Reference

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John E. Langenfeld, MD, thoracic surgeon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: “Hyperhidrosis Center.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Hyperhidrosis.”

Whitney Burrows, MD, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

International Hyperhidrosis Society: “About Hyperhidrosis.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 27, 2018

SOURCES:

John E. Langenfeld, MD, thoracic surgeon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: “Hyperhidrosis Center.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Hyperhidrosis.”

Whitney Burrows, MD, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

International Hyperhidrosis Society: “About Hyperhidrosis.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 27, 2018

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