Causes and Treatment of Palmar Hyperhidrosis – Sweaty Palms/Hands

What is Palmar Hyperhidrosis? Sweaty palms, medical term palmar hyperhidrosis, refers to profuse perspiration (excessive sweating) of the palms. Palmar hyperhidrosis is one form of focal hyperhidrosis, meaning profuse perspiration affecting one area of the body. Sweaty palms may be accompanied by profuse perspiration of the feet, forehead, ckeeks, armpits (axillae) or be part of general hyperhidrosis (profuse perspiration throughout the body). Hyperhidrosis refers to profuse perspiration beyond the body’s thermoregulatory (temperature control) needs. A Greek term for hyperhidrosis is diaphoresis. Symptoms of Palmar Hyperhidrosis The intensity of symptoms may vary among sufferers and trigger factors should be carefully noted. Common symptoms include : Perspiration of the hands can vary from mild clamminess to severe perspiration resulting in dripping sweat. Temperature differences of palmar surface compared to surface temperature of other parts of the body may be noted. Sloughing (peeling) of skin may be noted in profuse perspiration. Episodes of profuse perspiration may be followed by periods of extreme dryness on the palmar surface. Hyperhidrosis often starts in puberty, and family history is often reported (4). The secondary effects of palmar hyperhidrosis can result in both psychosocial effects as well as difficulty in undertaking certain tasks or handling equipment. Sufferers of palmar hyperhidrosis … Continue reading Causes and Treatment of Palmar Hyperhidrosis – Sweaty Palms/Hands