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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

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Anatomy and physiology of sweating

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Sweating is the primary mechanism by which the human body regulates its temperature. Sweat is a clear, odourless solution secreted by sweat glands. Some 4 million sweat glands are distributed throughout the human skin.
For more information, see Sweating (Perspiration).
 


Patient experience: Hyperhidrosis

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Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive perspiration in response to non-thermoregulatory stimuli; that is, in response to stimuli other than heat. Maria and Daniel talk about living with hyperhidrosis and how the condition is treated.
For more information, see Patient Experience Hyperhidrosis.
 

Dr Karl Ng discusses hyperhidrosis

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Dr Karl Ng talks about hyperhidrosis and how improving quality of life is a key treatment goal.

For more information, see Dr Karl Ng discusses Hyperhidrosis.

Focal hyperhidrosis

Focal hyperhidrosis pictureHyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive perspiration. Unlike normal sweating, the excessive sweating characterising hyperhidrosis is not due to a thermoregulatory response. When excessive sweating occurs at one or more distinct body sites it is referred to as focal hyperhidrosis. It is also known as primary or essential hyperhidrosis.
For more information, see Focal Hyperhidrosis.
 

Generalised Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive sweating; that is, the production of more sweat than is required to regulate body temperature. It is caused by non-thermoregulatory stimuli, meaning stimuli other than heat. Normally the body only sweats when it becomes hot.
 For more information, see Generalised Hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale Tool

Slippery warning imageThe hyperhidrosis disease severity scale is a simple, validated measure which can be used to identify hyperhidrosis patients in general practice, or monitor the effects of their treatment.
For more information, see Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale Tool.

Living with Hyperhidrosis

 

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive perspiration in response to non-thermoregulatory stimuli; that is, in response to stimuli other than heat.

 For more information, see Living with Hyperhidrosis.


Hyperhidrosis Treatment

 

This video demonstrates a botulinum toxin injection procedure, used to treat hyperhidrosis, a condition characterised by excessive perspiration.

 For more information, see Hyperhidrosis Treatment.

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Posted On: 3 January, 2012
Modified On: 21 July, 2015

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