Imagine being embarrassed to hold a new love’s hand. Imagine your pulse racing when meeting someone and they offer you their hand to shake. What if you’re too nervous to try on new shoes at the store for fear of someone noticing your sweaty feet, so you completely avoided buying altogether. Imagine having so much anxiety over anyone touching your hands or feet, that you never visit a salon for a manicure or pedicure to relax after a hard week of work.
So why all the sweating anyway? First off, we sweat to regulate our body temperature. Sometimes life changes such as pregnancy or menopause can create excessive sweating. Anxiety or nervousness can cause it (anyone who has stood up in front of a group of people to give a presentation, or anyone who has ever gone on a first date, knows how the sweat can get going once the nerves are!) However, this is not always the case of excessive sweating either, and other times, people experience excessive sweating without life changes or anxiety-causing situations, which is known as hyperhidrosis.
For those suffering from Hyperhidrosis, you don’t have to imagine too hard. It’s a sad reality and one that plagues the daily activities and occurrences of coming into contact with others, that most of us don’t think twice about. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes men and women of any age to suffer from excessive sweating of the hands and feet. While the condition is rarely talked about, and most of us may not even know it exists, it does affect 3% of the population. For that 3%, interacting with others or enjoying touch with a loved can be a serious cause for stress.
Not sure if you suffer from Hyperhidrosis? Seeing your doctor can help you rule out this condition.
Read on for some tips to stop the sweating for good, whether you suffer from Hyperhidrosis or not.