Hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms) is a condition that causes excessive sweating, usually in the hands, feet, and armpits. The sweating occurs at unpredictable times, even when you are not hot or exercising. Emotions, especially anxiety, can worsen the sweating.
The underlying cause of hyperhidrosis is over activity of the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system activates our fight or flight response, which includes increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and sweating.
There are several treatment options for hyperhidrosis. Your doctor will discuss these treatments options with you.
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