Symptoms and diagnosis
Excessive sweating is defined as any amount of sweating that causes problems or distress. Most people feel extremely embarrassed by their excess sweating. They frequently report frustrations or problems with things most people take for granted:
Producing sweat is how your body regulates your overall body temperature. Basically, any time your body temperature rises, you produce sweat, which helps cool your body down to normal temperature.
Because your body produces sweat any time your internal temperature rises, there are several things that could impact the amount of sweat you produce, including:
Your body is always sweating — even when you don’t feel it. If you’re lucky, the sweat your body produces evaporates quickly. But if you produce a lot of sweat, it won’t evaporate as it’s produced, and you’ll start to see small droplets on your skin.
You have more than three million sweat glands on your body, so sweat can be produced pretty much anywhere. However, some parts of your body — such as your underarms, the soles of your feet, your groin area, and the palms of your hands — have more sweat glands than other areas. That’s why you might see more sweat production in those areas.