What causes hyperhidrosis?

The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is not known. The sympathetic nervous system is the portion of the nervous system that controls the body’s energy and resources during stress or arousal stimuli.

Abnormal function of the central sympathetic nervous system may contribute to the development of hyperhidrosis.Therefore, when a person with focal hyperhidrosis experiences such stimuli (e.g. excitement or fear) their sweat glands produce even more perspiration. Up to two-thirds of people with the condition have a family history, suggesting that genes may be involved.

SEVERE UNDERARM SWEATING CAN BE BROUGHT ON BY HEAT, STRESS OR OTHER TRIGGERS

SOME OF THE COMMON TRIGGERS OF
HYPERHIDROSIS ARE:

  • Exercise
  • Heat
  • Stress, anxiety or strong emotions
TREATMENT OPTIONS

Learn how Medicare funded excessive sweating treatments can help

Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis treatments are funded with a medicare rebate.

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Speak to your dermatologist or to locate a specialist near you that can treat severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis

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