Is hyperhidrosis harmful

Hyperhidrosis: massive sweating without a trigger

The number and density of the sweat glands says nothing about their activity. Because it can be seen whether the sweating process in the body is normal or disturbed.
The clinical picture hyperhidrosis (from ancient Greek hyper = too much; hidros = sweat) describes an excessive sweat production, the purpose of which is no longer to fulfill the normal physical functions of sweating. It is a malfunction of the sweat glands, which produce too much secretion even when it is not necessary. Hyperhidrosis patients sweat profusely, although z. B. there are no increased outside temperatures and no physical exertion is undertaken.

In those affected, sweat literally shoots out of the pores of the skin and leaves large, wet stains on clothing or footwear. Especially in the armpits, sweat can come out very suddenly and run down the side of the body. Symptoms can be limited to individual areas of the body (e.g. palms of the hands, feet, armpits) or even appear all over the body.
In many cases, the cause of the disease cannot be determined. Then one speaks of idiopathic or primary hyperhidrosis. Situations such as fear, pain or stress trigger profuse sweating.

Occasionally, hyperhidrosis is the result of an underlying disease, e.g. B. an overactive thyroid, infectious disease, an autoimmune disease, hormonal disorder, a neurological or mental illness and high blood pressure. This is called secondary hyperhidrosis.
If you suspect you may have hyperhidrosis, you should definitely get a doctor to rule out more serious illnesses.