Anxiety is another good reason for excessive sweating; people with anxiety disorders or anxious people usually sweat more than others. Experts however say that hyperhidrosis is not the same as anxious sweating, bearing in mind some people have both conditions.
Also, excessive sweating can be caused by certain medicines such as some antibiotics, blood pressure medications, psychiatric drugs, etc. Nevertheless, there are some symptoms which mean you should see a doctor, and they include:
– If you find your sheets and pillow are damp when you wake up.
– If you have generalized sweating, i.e. you sweat from all over your body not just parts like just your hands, face, feet or underarms.
– If your sweating suddenly get worse
– If you start having excessive sweating in your middle- age or older.
– If you start having excessive sweating after taking a new drug.
– If your sweating is accompanied by other symptoms like insomnia, increased urination, fatigue, cough or increased thirst
Regardless of these symptoms, if excessive sweating is interfering with your life or disturbing you, you better talk to your doctor.
Though there is no cure for hyperhidrosis, there are ways to control it including:
– Prescription or special sprays, roll- on or lotions
– Iontophoresis treatment which disables temporarily the sweat glands through using low- level electrical impulses.
– Some medications can impair the action of the sweat glands.
– Botox injections can limit triggering excessive sweating
– To remove surgically some of the sweat glands.
Treating the health condition causing hyperhidrosis can be the treatment for excessive sweating. For example, treating an overactive thyroid with surgery or medication can resolve the issue of hyperhidrosis, and if you are taking a medication causing your excessive sweating, you can ask your doctor to prescribe another drug.