Causes of Plantar Hyperhidrosis

People with excessively sweaty feet may have a condition referred to as plantar hyperhidrosis. Both feet are generally affected and having this condition can cause embarrassment, depression, and anxiety. Studies suggest the cause of plantar hyperhidrosis may be a result of inadequacy within the nervous system that controls sweating. Triggers may be caused by pregnancy, having an overactive thyroid gland, and specific medications. Mild relief may be found when a stronger antiperspirant is used, in addition to wearing loose and lighter color clothing. This condition may also be helped when alcohol and spicy foods are limited. There are numerous treatment techniques available, so if you suffer from plantar hyperhidrosis, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist to determine the best one for you.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists of InStride Family Foot Care. 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 offices located in Concord, Charlotte, and Salisbury, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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