Skin Care – Do You Sweat Excessively?


There is no measurement of normal sweating. So each of us have to find out if we are sweating normally or excessively. If you feel that you sweat excessively, and excess perspiration is your problem, find out more, as well as treatment options, below.

Please note that excessive sweating may be of two types. In the first instance your body naturally sweats more and in the second instance, you sweat more because of some conditions and diseases. The first condition is called primary hyperhidrosis and the second one is called secondary hyperhidrosis. In primary hyperhidrosis excess sweating occurs mostly on hands, feet and armpits.


Some foods and drinks can make you sweat excessively. Drinks that contain alcohol or caffeine may induce excess sweating. Similarly some spicy food may make some people sweat heavily.

Excessive sweating may also be due to hereditary reasons. Please find out if your parents also had this problem.

If you are on medication, find out from your doctor if they are causing excessive sweating. Some drugs induce heavy sweating.

Women going through menopause may get hot flashes and excess sweating. Similarly, males who have low levels of male hormone testosterone may experience hot flashes.

Some diseases and conditions can produce profuse sweat. Heart attack, thyroid condition, tuberculosis, some fevers, low blood sugars and other diseases may make you sweat excessively as well. If you suffer with any of these conditions, you should consult your doctor if you are experiencing excessive sweating.

Please consult your doctor if you suddenly break into cold sweat. That may be emotional in origin or physical. Similarly if you find a sudden change in body odor, you should tell your doctor about that. You may suffer some problems if you sweat excessively compared to others.

For primary hyperhidrosis, many treatments are available that can control the sweat within comfortable limits. If hyperhidrosis is impacting your daily activities, or causing you to be embarrassed and negatively impacting your quality of life, contact Pretty Faces Atlanta for treatment options!