Underarm Excessive Sweating/ Hyperhidrosis

  • Sweating is a normal process by which body cools itself when it encounters increased external temperature or when physical activity increases the body’s temperature.
  • Axillary hyperhidrosis is a condition where someone sweats excessively from the armpit area, which is totally resistant to all types of deodorants and other odour controlling medications.
  • It is present in 1% of the population and a family history is present in 30 to 50 % of cases.
  • People with excessive sweating, sweat up to four times more than normal person.
  • People complain that anxiety and stressful situations triggers excessive sweating causing embarrassment at work or social situations resulting in low self esteem.

Underarms sweating is triggered by :-

  • Heat or cold
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol, coffee, tea, smoking, hot or spicy food
  • Stress, anxiety, strong emotions