Very rarely patients may present to the Sweat Free Clinic with sweating everywhere. This is called Generalised Hyperhidrosis. Many cases are unknown, however it is important to exclude secondary causes of hyperhidrosis. Certain medical conditions such as thyroid disease, infections, diabetes and drugs can cause secondary generalised hyperhidrosis. With this pattern of sweating, finding a physician to exclude potential underlying problems is very important.
Facts on generalised sweating
- This condition or pattern of excessive sweating is very rare
- Generalised sweating can be due to thyroid disease, diabetes and other conditions
- Drugs are a frequent cause of generalised sweating
- Secondary causes of sweating has a sudden onset compared to primary sweating
- Focus treatments on the sweaty areas which bother you the most, such as the armpits, hands and feet or face
- Tablets provide the greatest over all benefit for all-over-sweating, but side effects are commonly encountered