By Faith Miller
What is it?
~ 2-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms or of the palms and soles of the feet.
~ Underarm problems genuinely start in late teen years, while palm and sole sweating begins younger such as 13 on average.
~ Anyone can be affected by this condition but people with certain medical conditions like diabetes and gout can have excessive sweating too.
What causes it?
Tests for Diagnosis
- Iodine-starch test
- Thermoregulatory sweat test
- Skin conductance
Prevention & Prognosis
- Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2015.
- "Hyperhidrosis." Tests and Diagnosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2015.
- "An Overview of Hyperhidrosis, or Excessive Sweating." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2015.