How to Stop Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating associated with hyperhidrosis occurs without physical, mental, physiological, thermal or emotional stimuli or triggers. Individuals with this condition sweat excessively when the body does not need to be cooled. Hyperhidrosis is estimated to affect over 15 million people in the United States, according to a report published in the Archives of Dermatological Research. (12)
This condition can adversely affect your overall quality of life. The severity of sweating can range from mild dampness to simply dripping wet. (3) Strangely enough, even when the symptoms are severe, the vast majority of those affected by hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating never seek medical care.  In fact, a study published in the journal Dermatology found that only 27 percent of those surveyed had sought treatment. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, when excessive sweating occurs in one or two areas of the body, it is a condition that most likely runs in the family. (5)
Researchers are still studying this condition and looking for answers. In fact, there are currently 72 studies for hyperhidrosis listed on in a variety of stages.