WHAT IS THE REASON FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING?

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WHAT IS THE REASON FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING?

Turkey iHealth member HU Faculty of Medicine Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases Faculty Member Assoc. Doctor said, “There is usually no significant underlying disease in excessive sweating of the hands and feet. Even a significant part of the cases are caused by familial predisposition,” he said and gave important information.

According to experts, there is usually no significant underlying disease in excessive sweating of the hands and feet, while a significant part of the cases is due to a familial predisposition.

Hacettepe University Ankara Faculty of Medicine of Skin and Venereal Diseases Faculty Member Assoc. Doctor said in a statement, excessive sweating on hands and feet is a condition that can cause problems in both health and social life.

Explaining that the name of excessive sweating in medical language is Hyperhidrosis, Doctor stated that this condition can be seen in a limited area of the body as well as in the form of widespread involvement.

Doctor stated sweating is most often seen on the hands and feet, where sweat glands are most commonly found on the skin, and sometimes in armpits and head-neck area, and stated that this phenomenon is actually a physiological natural response of the body.

Doctor said, “Sweating occurs normally with stimuli such as a hot environment, physical exercise, emotional stress, anxiety, fear, which cause an increase in body temperature. However, if excessive sweating also occurs in the absence of such stimuli, hyperhidrosis is the case,” he said.

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IT IS OFTEN CAUSED BY A GENETIC PREDISPOSITION

Assoc. Doctor pointed out that there is usually no significant underlying disease in excessive sweating on the hands and feet and said, “Even a significant part of the cases are caused by familial predisposition.” he gave his information.

That are not caused by any underlying disease of the situation being evaluated by doctors of Dermatology in Turkey voicing born to be decided whether sweating are other diseases that begin with clinical examination and tests should be done, he said. Dr. noted that:

“For example, some types of infectious diseases and cancer, endocrine diseases (diseases of the thyroid gland, diseases related to the adrenal glands) can cause excessive sweating, which subsequently develops. This condition should be evaluated as hyperhidrosis due to underlying diseases and the necessary examinations and differential diagnosis should be made.

Again, some commonly used hormones, antidepressants, and medications used to treat inflammation can also cause excessive sweating. This condition is medically considered excessive sweating if it persists for more than 6 months without any reason.”

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IS THERE A CURE?

Underlining that patients with these complaints should consult dermatology physicians due to the fact that it is a condition that significantly impairs the quality of life, Dr. continued as follows:

“Excessive sweating can also cause significant obstacles in professional life. For example, a student may not be able to keep the exam paper clean and dry due to excessive hand sweating. Sweat is actually an odorless liquid. However, in case of excessive sweating, a bad smell may occur due to an increase in the number of bacteria under the feet and armpits due to sweat and disruption of the normal skin flora balance.

This situation again causes a significant degree of social isolation. People may hesitate to shake hands because their palms are wet, and they may feel uncomfortable taking off their shoes. This condition can cause anxiety and tension in the person. This, in turn, can even cause a person to disconnect from social life and lose self-confidence.”

Assoc. Dr. reported that the treatment varies according to the region where excessive sweating is observed and the previous applications made to the patient.

Referring to the treatment, the nature of the skin which can be applied to specific drugs, which are thought to inhibit the secretion of sweat several physical methods, applied by Dermatology Specialists in Turkey hospitals on a temporary basis due to sweating block, botulinum toxin injections, oral medications, and surgery are rarely effective in solving this problem is emphasized.

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