The science behind excessive sweating

Otherwise known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating is often onset in adolescence or early adulthood. While sweating is an important bodily function that helps us regulate our internal temperature, this condition significantly increases the amount of sweating you experience.

Hyperhidrosis isn’t always linked to heat regulation or exercise. It can occur unexpectedly and often at the most inconvenient of times. Affected areas don’t just include the underarms and back, but also the hands, feet, legs and forehead. Excessive sweating as a result of this condition is typically caused by overactive nerves signaling the body to perspire. However, secondary hyperhidrosis also exists, which can be onset by a medical condition such as menopause, diabetes, some types of cancer or even a heart attack.