Hyperhidrosis is an uncontrollable condition that causes excessive sweating that is unrelated to vigorous exercise or fluctuations in temperature. While sweating is not usually a problem, hyperhidrosis can be a major source of embarrassment, particularly in social situations.
Hyperhidrosis is the result of overactive sweat glands that are triggered by nerves. The condition can be the side effect of an underlying medical condition such as cancer, diabetes or infectious disease but if there is no underlying cause, it is referred to as primary hyperhidrosis.
Fortunately, excessive sweating is a condition that can be treated, ensuring you feel confident in any situation.