20 Medical Conditions That Can Cause Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) & When to see a Doctor



Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be caused by a variety of factors. Hyperhidrosis causes people to sweat excessively, to the point that moisture can visibly flow from their fingertips.

When the air temperature rises, you get a fever, you exercise, or you're concerned, apprehensive, or stressed, your sweat glands create perspiration that is delivered to the skin's surface. The nerves that trigger perspiration are placed on pause when those circumstances are no longer a concern.

The sweat glands do not shut down in the 1% to 2% of the population who suffer from hyperhidrosis. They sweat even when the conditions aren't conducive to it, such as when they're sitting in air conditioning or watching TV. Some people even go so far as to tell their doctors that they sweat in a pool.

The sort of sweating that is occurring determines the etiology of hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating is usually innocuous. Doctors are sometimes baffled as to why people sweat excessively. In some circumstances, hyperhidrosis is caused by a medical condition that you should be aware of.

The 2 Different Types of Hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is divided into two categories.

1. Primary hyperhidrosis (also known as focal or essential hyperhidrosis) is a condition in which sweating occurs excessively in the hands, underarms, face, and feet for no obvious reason.

2. Secondary hyperhidrosis (also known as generalized hyperhidrosis) is a disorder that produces excessive sweating all over the body or in a greater area of the body. It can be caused by high heat, a medical condition, or medicine.

Excessive sweating can be caused by a variety of medical issues which include:

1. Acromegaly.

2. Diabetic hypoglycemia.

3. Fever of undetermined cause.

4. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).

5. Infection.

6. Leukemia.

7. Lymphoma.

8. Malaria.

9. Medication side effects, such as sometimes experienced when taking some beta blockers and antidepressants.

10. Menopause.

11. Neurologic disease.

12. Pheochromocytoma (a rare adrenal gland tumor).

13. Tuberculosis.

14. Pregnancy.

15. Respiratory failure.

16. Alcohol or substance abuse.

17. Rheumatoid arthritis.

18. Cancer.

19. Stroke.

20. Lung disease.

When should I complain to the doctor?

Sweating excessively might be a sign of other, more dangerous disorders. If you have any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor straight once.

1. Weight loss and sweating.

2. Sweat that occurs primarily at night.

3. Fever causes sweating, chest pain, shortness of breath, and a rapid heartbeat.

4. Sweating and chest pain, as well as a feeling of pressure in the chest, are common symptoms.

5. Sweat that lasts for a long time and isn't explained.

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