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Causes of Plantar Hyperhidrosis

Plantar hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive sweating of the feet, poses challenges for those affected, often leading to discomfort and embarrassment. Several factors contribute to this condition, including overactive sweat glands triggered by the sympathetic nervous system. Genetics play a significant role, as individuals with a family history of hyperhidrosis are more prone to developing the condition. Hormonal changes, such as those occurring during puberty or menopause, can also exacerbate sweating. Additionally, medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid disorders, and infections may contribute to plantar hyperhidrosis. Psychological factors like stress, anxiety, or nervousness can further amplify sweating episodes. Furthermore, wearing tight or poorly ventilated footwear, particularly in warm climates, can worsen symptoms. If you are affected by plantar hyperhidrosis, it is strongly suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can provide you with effective relief methods.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists of Palmetto Podiatry Group of Anderson. Our doctors can provide the care you need to attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Anderson, SC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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