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 our body regulates our overall body temperature. Basically, any time our body temperature rises, we produce sweat, which helps cool our body down to normal temperature.
Because our body produces sweat any time our internal temperature rises, there are several things that could impact the amount of sweat we produce, including:
Basically our body is always sweating — even when we don’t feel it. If we’re lucky, the sweat that our body produces evaporates quickly. But if we produce a lot of sweat, it won’t evaporate as it’s produced, and we’ll start to see small droplets on our skin.
We have more than three million sweat glands on our body, so sweat can be produced pretty much anywhere. However, some parts of our body — such as our underarms, the soles of our feet, our groin area, and the palms of our hands — have more sweat glands than other areas. That’s why we might see more sweat production in those areas.
“It is important to note that there are more sweat glands on our underarm area. So when our body produces sweat, we’re likely to notice it more there than we would elsewhere on our body. “