Is It Normal Sweat or Hyperhidrosis?

Know When It’s Time to Seek Treatment

is it normal sweat or hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating in one or multiple parts of the body.While this seems like a straightforward disorder, the reality is that it’s hard to decipher the difference between being a little sweatier than average or having a condition. This is primarily due to the fact that there is no official test to confirm a diagnosis.

So, how do you know when you should see someone to address the issue? Well, ask yourself, are you:

  • Avoiding social activities for fear of others judging you for sweat stains on your clothes or sweat on your person?
  • Carrying supplies to help you deal with your sweat (e.g., towel, antiperspirant)?
  • Changing shirts throughout the course of the day because you soak through them?
  • Having difficulty performing everyday tasks with your hands—such as using a touchscreen or shaking hands with clients—because everything is covered in perspiration when you touch it?
  • Spending an abnormal amount of time dealing with your sweating throughout the day?
  • Sweating excessively for no known reason (even when you are not hot or have not overexerted yourself in any way, such as exercising)?
  • Sweating excessively on specific body parts (i.e., hands, feet, underarms)?

If you can relate with the above, please know that you are not alone, and there are options available to help you combat this problem.

Explore Your Options With Us

At the Hyperhidrosis Center at Thoracic Group, we are dedicated to providing relief to those living with the effects of hyperhidrosis. Our specialists have decades of experience providing comprehensive care for this condition.

If you’re ready to determine what treatment options are available for you, here are a couple of things you can expect to review with us during your first appointment:

  1. Any deodorants and antiperspirants currently in use, as well as any medications you may be on
  2. Any other treatments you’ve tried in the past for excessive sweating (e.g., topical solutions, home remedies, etc.) and their subsequent results
  3. Any skin irritation that may have occurred in the area that’s sweating
  4. An understanding of how your sweating has affected you socially and emotionally

It is of utmost importance to us that you know you are not alone. Reviewing these points will help us understand your individual situation because we recognize that each case of hyperhidrosis is unique. To start a sweat-free lifestyle with the treatment you need and the compassionate care you deserve, contact the Hyperhidrosis Center at Thoracic Group today.