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Sweating of the palms, feet: causes and what to do?

Wet palms, like acne on the face, cause a lot of negative emotions in their owner. But this is not just a cosmetic defect that affects the psycho-emotional state of a person. A person may be embarrassed to take someone by the hand, respond to a handshake, may feel uncomfortable because of wet marks left on paper or another surface when hands and fingers come into contact with them. That rather well-known fact that palms sweat under strong excitement is unlikely to be cause for concern. But if this happens during sleep or even during wakefulness, but without any apparent causes, it makes sense to think about the connection of this phenomenon with possible pathologies of health. And this is the reason to undergo a complete examination with a doctor to prevent possible unpleasant consequences.


According to medical statistics, hyperhidrosis is diagnosed in one form or another in about 1-2% of the population. At the same time, women are more likely to suffer from the disease than men.

The woman's palms sweat more often due to the fact that the female body is more prone to stress than the male. Additional causes of hyperhidrosis, not typical of men, can become pregnancy and menopause.

In the male environment, the hyperhidrosis of the palms is associated with a huge psychological discomfort, as men are usually greeted with a handshake, and the fact that palms sweat, does not speak in favor of their owner. The causes of excessive sweating of hands besides commonplace excitement can be hereditary predisposition, and errors in nutrition, and abuse of alcoholic beverages, and antibiotic therapy. It is not excluded and various pathologies with violations of thermoregulation and metabolism: infectious and endocrine diseases, disruption of the hypothalamus and the autonomic nervous system. On the allocation of sweat may affect and nervous or physical overexertion.

Hyperhidrosis in a teenager is most often associated with hormonal changes in the body, while not only palms sweat, but also feet, armpits, chest, back. Hands can sweat during sports (for example, when working on horizontal bars), which has recently become so popular with young people.

Adolescence is associated with a lot of experiences, both in girls and in boys. Therefore, it is not surprising if a teenager is often wet with excitement and emotions. Nevertheless, one can not exclude the presence of certain diseases: neurological, vascular or endocrine, also causing hormonal imbalance.

Wet hands in children - a fairly common phenomenon, which is associated with the great activity and mobility of small inhabitants of the planet, but increased water release is noted in other places on the body. In infancy, this phenomenon is associated with the formation of the mechanism of thermoregulation, which at the time of the birth of the baby is not yet sufficiently developed.

Only in rare cases, you can see that the child sweats only the palms, which can be a symptom of developing pathology or a simple feature of the body.

Adults, who have palms sweating, are looking for different methods of solving this problem. At the same time, the best results (95% of successful operations) still provide surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis, especially when it comes to the hereditary nature of the pathology.

Why palms sweat?

Often, immediately immediately answer the exact question, why palms sweat, in each specific case it is not so easy. This phenomenon can be either one reason or several. Some of them are related to the emotional state of the patient, while others indicate the pathology present in the body.

So, the reason for excessive sweating of the palms can be:

  • emotional excitement caused by some kind of pleasant event or a series of events,
  • fear on the background of increased impressionability,
  • frequent stressful situations,
  • permanent nervous tension, associated with an unfavorable situation at work or in the family.

These moments, associated with the emotional state, do not always become the reason that a person sweats his hands. These are the so-called risk factors for the occurrence of this phenomenon, as a result of which many palms become wet.

However, in this case, sweating of the palms and other parts of the body is most often a short-term process, which can be repeated under the influence of the above-described factors. The situation usually normalizes fairly quickly, as soon as the action of negative factors is suspended or passes at all, and the person's psychoemotional state comes back to normal.

But there are other reasons that palms, feet and armpits usually sweat. And here the matter is much more serious, since moist palms in this case can become the first signs of serious violations in the work of internal organs and body systems. To such reasons carry:

  • Vegetososudistuyu dystonia (VSD), in which sweat mainly palms and feet.
  • Problems in the work of the endocrine system (for example, sweating of the palms can be observed with hyperthyroidism, structural and functional pathologies of the pituitary and adrenal glands, diabetes mellitus) and metabolic disorders in the human body.
  • Disturbances in the functioning of the somatic nervous system.
  • Various neoplasms, most often malignant (oncology).
  • Infectious diseases and pathologies that persist for a long time against the background of fever (fever).
  • Disorders of the kidneys.

But that's not all. The increased release of moisture on the palms and feet can be caused by a hereditary factor (for example, a large number of ducts of sweat glands in the area of the feet and palms, high activity of the sweat glands themselves in these areas, caused genetically). In this case, patients complain that they constantly sweat palms or other areas where increased sweating is laid before the birth of a person. The same pathology can be and at many relatives of the patient.

Another cause of increased sweating on the hands and feet may be hormonal failures (premenstrual syndrome, menopause in women, hormonal changes in adolescence in girls and boys, a deficiency or excess of some hormones). However, in this situation, wet feet can cause banal wearing of substandard footwear followed by the appearance of an unpleasant odor from the feet caused by the fungus.

The increased humidity of the palms can also be caused by:

  • the use of too spicy food, enthusiasm for various seasonings and flavors,
  • deficiency or excess of vitamins and trace elements (for example, palms sweat in children if the body lacks vitamin D and calcium, and develops such a pathology as rickets),
  • increased intracranial pressure,
  • physical loads,
  • high temperature of the surrounding air (when a person becomes hot, various parts of the body sweat: palms and legs, armpits and back, moisture appears in the area of skin folds),
  • abuse of alcoholic beverages.
  • side effects of some medications.

In children, wet palms can be the result not only of rickets, but also of certain neurological disorders, active mobile games, and infection with worms. However, in children up to 12 months the increased humidity of the hands is considered a variant of the norm, but only if the child is active and develops well.


To begin with, there is nothing shameful in sweating. Sweating is a normal physiological process aimed at getting rid of the body of excess water, as well as the negative impact of harmful substances and toxins that enter the body from the outside or are formed due to the constantly occurring chemical reactions in it. Sweating can be observed on different parts of the body, and the palms are no exception.

But if the moisture is released too much and it happens quite often, it is already a pathological process, which physicians call hyperhidrosis. In turn, hyperhidrosis can be of two types:

  • general, and then sweat not only the palms or armpits, but other parts of the body equally,
  • localized in one area.

The mechanism of the disease (pathogenesis) in most cases consists in incorrect work not so much somatic, as the autonomic nervous system responsible for processes that are not controlled (or are under control) by consciousness. Such processes include respiration and palpitation, metabolism and thermoregulation. It is because of the wrong sensation of temperature that the body begins to intensively isolate moisture.

With an increase in body temperature, evaporation of moisture from the body begins, which is especially active in the area of the palms and underarms. If due to some disorders of the vegetative system the body mistakenly decides that the temperature is high, the protective mechanism of its cooling by sweating is activated.

Very often palms sweat from excitement caused by a negative stressful or positive joyful situation, the need to speak in public or to take an important step in life. Here, the action of the hormone of epinephrine, which along with other symptoms causes an increase in the secretion of sweat.

In violation of excretory function of the kidneys, increased sweating can serve as an auxiliary mechanism for removing excess fluid and toxins.

Sweating of the palms with the use of alcoholic beverages is associated with the fact that alcohol can increase blood circulation, causing vasospasms and circulatory disorders, which in turn leads to the appearance of a symptom such as palmar hyperhidrosis.

If there is an infectious or parasitic factor in the body with the help of increased secretion of sweat, the body again tries to purify itself of the toxic products of the vital activity of bacteria and parasites.

Wet palms as a symptom of various states of the body

If a person sweats heavily and often, this is an occasion to listen carefully to your body. With hereditary pathology of sweat glands, hyperhidrosis gives itself over the course of a person's entire life. If this phenomenon has occurred suddenly and reminds of yourself for a certain time, it makes sense to seek medical advice to find the cause of increased secretion of sweat on the palms.

For example, very often palms sweat at such pathology, as VSD. But the diagnosis of "vegetovascular dystonia" is one of the most common in medical practice. Patients often complain that they have a headache and palms sweat. True, a headache with this diagnosis is considered a more frequent symptom than a hyperhidrosis of the palms.

As is known, with the VSD the human body reacts very sharply to external factors (noise, climate change, sudden changes in weather) and internal (stresses, disturbances) factors, so sometimes one can hear that a person with such a diagnosis sweats on the weather, and there is a strong weakness in the body. Especially often this happens against the background of increased meteosensitivity (for example, on the eve of rain).

If the palms are cold and sweat, it is possible that the hyperhidrosis is caused by the usual excitement and associated with it narrowing of the vessels with circulatory disturbance. But it is impossible in this case to exclude also some pathologies at which at the person constantly cold hands and thus palms sweat. This is often observed with reduced blood hemoglobin due to iron deficiency in the body. Sometimes such a symptom accompanies hypotension (stably low blood pressure) or cerebral circulation disorders.

Cold hands and wet palms can be observed in case of problems with blood vessels (for example, in case of peripheral blood circulation disorders), diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, oncological diseases. All these diseases can be hidden in the body, until they are accidentally detected by a doctor, examining complaints of sweating of the palms.

Some people complain that their palms, legs, armpits sweat from the cold, not understanding how this can be. The problem can be the violation of thermoregulation, which is carried out through the hypothalamus and the autonomic nervous system. Any disruptions in the operation of this system can be caused by such a paradoxical symptom as increased allocation of sweat in the cold.

If the hands are not only cold, but also cyanotic, sweating of the palms at the same time may indicate acrocyanosis, which develops as a result of heart disease.

If the palms of a person are red and sweat, it can be associated with overheating of the body, increased physical exertion. But it can become a symptom of liver pathology (hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver) or a consequence of intoxication of the body. If you feel burning sensation in your palms, you can also suspect diabetes mellitus or carpal tunnel syndrome.

The head turns and palms sweat at fainting, collapse, some cardiovascular and endocrine diseases. And here it is already important to pay attention to other concomitant diseases symptoms. Vertigo, which is one of the main symptoms of cerebral circulation and brain hypoxia, is often accompanied by nausea, which means that if the patient is sick and palms sweat, one can suspect the development in the body of some pathology leading to a disruption in the blood supply to the brain. And such pathologies can be a great many, which often requires a deep examination of the entire body.

When a person experiences anxiety or fear, he may notice that his hands are shaking and palms are sweating. In this situation, tremor and hyperhidrosis are considered justified and are not pathology. After all, we know that if palms sweat when excited, it indicates only the individual characteristics of the body, and not the disease.

The danger is that tremor and sweating of the hands can be signs of lowering blood glucose levels in diabetes mellitus or the development of hyperteriosis associated with excess thyroid activity. So, ignoring such symptoms, we deliberately doom ourselves to more serious suffering.

Very often sweating of hands is noticed by coffee lovers. At the same time, palms sweat not from coffee itself, but from the action that this fragrant invigorating drink has on the body. On the one hand, caffeine exerts a stimulating effect on the central nervous system, activating the action of the sweat glands. On the other hand, coffee, which most people prefer to drink hot, raises body temperature, causing evaporation of moisture from the surface of the skin, aimed at cooling the body.

In principle, the use of any hot drinks, especially those that contain caffeine, can cause increased release of moisture in different parts of the body, including on the palms.

Consequences and complications

The fact that a person sweats his hands, in itself, carries no danger to the body. It is unlikely that excessive sweating of the palms can cause severe dehydration of the body, which can not be said about the general hyperhidrosis, which is a possible cause of dehydration of the body.

But treat the severe sweating of the hands superficially, too, is not worth it, because the hyperhidrosis of the palms can be one of the symptoms of a developing dangerous disease. Postponing the trip to the doctor, we not only extend our psychological suffering, but also lose valuable time. But with most diseases it is easy to cope at the initial stage of development, which is already impossible in the started stage.

Sometimes even the illnesses themselves are terrible, and their complications arising from untimely begun treatment, which by and large can also be considered consequences of careless attitude to such symptom of many endocrine and vascular pathologies, as a strong sweating of the palms.

Sweating of the hands adversely affects the psychoemotional state of patients. Some of them are simply locked in themselves, embarrassed to open their problems to their relatives or a doctor. Increased sweating of the hands often becomes an obstacle to advancement along the career ladder. It can also negatively affect the attitude towards the person as a whole from colleagues and other people. After a "wet" handshake can cause dislike for the owner of wet hands, especially for fastidious people.

In adolescence, palmar hyperhidrosis can create difficulties in communicating with peers, especially with the opposite sex. Teenagers are often very suspicious and are able to exaggerate the significance of existing external and internal defects.


When a person realizes that excessive sweating of the hands delivers him a lot of unpleasant moments and can be a symptom of a serious illness, he has a question, to which doctor to seek advice and help. First of all, of course, you should visit a therapist who, after communicating with the patient, decides whether to send him to an endocrinologist or a neurologist, or he treats the pathological condition himself.

Diagnosis of the condition, in which a palpitator sweats outwardly from an externally healthy person, begins by examining the patient and examining his complaints. Often, a doctor examines not only the palms of his hands, but also other parts of the body, which may differ in severe sweating. If the patient does not experience noticeable excitement and does not suffer from obesity, then the doctor does not always see the moisture on the skin. But the consequences of "high humidity" in the form of peeling, looseness of tissues, more blood vessels.

More information to the doctor gives a questioning of the patient, during which the doctor finds out the details that interest him:

  • when for the first time there was an episode of excessive sweating of the palms, under what circumstances,
  • whether the patient often wipes his hands or conceals his deficiency under gloves,
  • whether whether native and extraneous strong sweating of palms at the patient,
  • Are episodes of hyperhidrosis connected with stressful situations and strong excitement,
  • at what time of day there is a high humidity of the palms,
  • whether the fact that the patient strongly sweats palms for the performance of his professional duties, does not interfere with sports,
  • whether there was a change of climate,
  • whether there are any other unpleasant symptoms besides paleness sweating (headaches, dizziness, insomnia, weakness, etc.)
  • whether food intake affects the situation,
  • there were no changes in body weight and appetite,
  • in which places there is a strong allocation of sweat,
  • the nature of perspiration: persistent or intermittent,
  • how the patient feels the temperature of the environment, whether it is hot or cold at normal air temperature,
  • Whether there was a hyperhidrosis at any of relatives of the patient,
  • what medicines the patient takes, etc.

The answers to these questions sufficiently clarify the picture of the existing pathology, help determine whether the hereditary nature of the disease has a place, whether the disease is related to the psychoemotional state of the patient or is a consequence of other pathologies.

Further examination of the patient should be aimed at identifying the symptoms that will indicate certain health pathologies, as a result of which a person can sweat palms and other parts of the body. To suspicious symptoms include:

  • high pressure,
  • neoplasms in the neck,
  • enlarged lymph nodes,
  • impaired skin sensitivity,
  • neuromuscular disorders, etc.

As for laboratory tests, if the suspected co-morbidities are suspected, the following tests are considered mandatory:

  • UAC (general blood test),
  • Blood sugar,
  • Wasserman's reaction (to exclude syphilis),
  • OAM (general urinalysis),
  • A blood test for the content of thyroid hormones.
  • Sputum analysis (with suspicion of tuberculosis),
  • Glucose tolerance test (for suspected diabetes mellitus),
  • Analysis of daily urine (checking the functioning of the kidneys).

Among the methods of instrumental diagnosis, conducted with hyperhidrosis, we can distinguish:

  • Cardiography,
  • X-rays,
  • Ultrasound of the thyroid gland,
  • EEG and CT of the brain.
  • MRI of blood vessels.

To determine the stage of the disease (degree of sweating) the following methods are used:

  1. The Minor test is a test for determining the boundaries of the sweating zone.

It is done using iodine and starch. Iodine is applied to a dry zone prone to strong moisture release and sprinkled with starch. In the zone of increased sweating, the skin color changes from brown to purple. Measurements of the diameter of the purple section will show:

  • less than 10 cm - a weak degree of sweating,
  • from 10 to 20 cm - moderate sweating,
  • more than 20 cm - a severe stage of hyperhidrosis.
  1. Gravimetric method for determining the average volume of precipitates.
  2. Chromatographic method for determining the composition of sweat, in particular the spectrum of unsaturated fatty acids.

Differential diagnostics

The tasks of differential diagnosis are:

  • Differentiate the primary palmar hyperhidrosis, caused by a hereditary factor or emotional state, from the secondary, which is a symptom of other pathologies.
  • Differentiate between the symptoms, manifested along with hyperhidrosis to determine the concomitant pathologies that require treatment in the first place.

What to do and how to get rid of, if palms sweat?

The situation when a man sweats his hands, brings a lot of trouble and inconvenience. But there are many methods and means with which you can solve this problem for a while, and for good. There would be a desire.

The only problem is that not all methods and tools are equally effective and safe. In addition, their action is aimed at fighting precisely with the sweatiness of the palms, and not with the cause of her causing. Such treatment will be effective if hyperhidrosis is not associated with any serious pathology. Otherwise, complex treatment of certain human systems and organs may be required.

In medicamental therapy of palmar hyperhidrosis, for the most part, external means are used that can reduce sweating. These include:

  • various therapeutic and cosmetic lotions ("Finish", "Hygienic"),
  • sprays and antiperspirants, reducing sweating and possessing antibacterial action (especially impressive reviews about the deodorant "DryDry" produced in Sweden),
  • "Tannin" in powder or in the form of a solution (used for medical baths or rubbing the skin of the hands),
  • Teymurova paste is a very strong remedy (applied once a day, after softening the skin in a bath with hot water and soda, after a half hour wash off)
  • hydrogen peroxide (3-4 times a day for 7 days),
  • zinc ointment (in the evening, hold hands in warm water for about 10 minutes, dry and apply ointment, after 25 minutes wash off)
  • solutions of formalin, manganese, flutaraldehyde, aluminum hexachloride, which, with a strong sweating of the hands should be applied to the skin with an interval of 4-5 hours.

Special medical hand lotion can be prepared independently on the basis of boric (5 g) and salicylic (15 g) acid, borax (15 g), glycerin (60 g) and alcohol (70 g). Store such a tool in the refrigerator, and his hands lubricate three times a day. The course of treatment is 14 days.

For the prevention and treatment of rickets, vitamin D can be prescribed. To care for the skin of hands on problem areas, products containing vitamins A and E that will eliminate flaking and improve the skin condition will work.

If the palms sweat with a strong wave or due to impaired thermoregulation, the doctor may prescribe antidepressants that reduce the sensitivity of nerve endings, and hence sweating. The choice of the drug and the appointment of a course of treatment in this case is completely within the competence of the doctor.

Recently, special injections have become popular for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, during which Botox or Dysport products are injected into the superficial layers of the skin and block the work of nerve endings, resulting in sweating of the hands to nothing. Effects on the sweat glands themselves are not observed in this case. After such a procedure, you can forget about sweating of hands for a long time (up to 9 months).

But any methods and means have their contraindications and side effects, which must be taken into account when prescribing treatment. Usually, topical medications do not apply to damaged skin with erosions and scratches. In addition, their use can lead to allergic reactions in the form of urticaria, itching, flushing of the skin, dermatitis.

In this case, all the above medicines give only a temporary effect, without affecting the cause of pathological sweating.

Physiotherapeutic treatment

It has long been noted that ionized water has medicinal properties that can be used for the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis. That is why such a procedure as iontophoresis is in the first place among the physiotherapy methods used in those cases when the palm swells strongly in the patient.

With the help of iontophoresis (which in the past is galvanophoresis), the introduction of drugs into the body is not done by the infusion or by the oral route, but through the skin by means of an electric current of small force and tension.

The current is supplied by means of a special apparatus with electrodes applied to the skin of the problem areas. Thus, not only the struggle is not excessive sweating of hands, but also the work of important organs is being established: liver, kidneys, "thyroid".

In the fight against hyperhidrosis of the palms, such procedures as electrophoresis, more precisely water electrophoresis, electrotherapy, laser therapy, girudoprocedures (treatment with leeches), massage with natural medicinal components, thermal radiation are also used.

Particular attention should be paid to massage, which is considered to be an effective method for treating hyperhidrosis. As it is able to increase blood circulation in problem areas, to optimize the work of sweat glands, increases resistance to stressful situations, contributes to a faster cure for concomitant diseases.

With hyperhidrosis, the following types of massage are used:

  • massage with aromatic oils (sage, lavender, tea tree),
  • massage reflex zones,
  • Chinese point massage (includes the effect on biologically active currents - 2 restorative (for example, he-gu, ney-tin) and local action (points of yin-si, fu-liu, etc.)). The formulation of the massage scheme in this case should be handled by a specialist.

Alternative treatment

Concerning the effectiveness of alternative treatment of hyperhidrosis palms, opinions differ significantly. Some argue that non-traditional treatment in this case does not give results, others believe that alternative recipes also have the right to exist. Who of these rights can only be recognized by the one who has encountered the problem, when the palms sweat for no apparent reason, and tried various natural remedies on himself.

So, with hyperhidrosis of the palms, alternative healers advise:

  • After washing your hands rinse them with acidified water, for which use lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and even citric acid (a glass of water 1 tsp juice or vinegar).
  • Do alternate dousing of hands with hot and cool salted water. You can use identical contrasting trays.
  • For wiping hands or baths, you can use a composition of water and ammonia (1 liter of water we take 1-2 tablespoons of ammonia).
  • A mixture of lemon juice, alcohol and glycerin (one part juice and alcohol and 2 parts glycerin) apply on the palm 2-3 times a day.
  • Powdered rosin in the evening put on the hands and leave until the morning.

Quite good results in many cases give and treatment with herbs. Their decoctions are used mainly for the preparation of medical baths for hands. Use plants that contain tannins: oak bark, chamomile, yarrow, string, bay leaf.


In our country, homeopathic remedies are treated with some apprehension, but in the same America homeopathy is considered the most effective way after surgical treatment to get rid of the problem for those who sweat palms, feet, armpits and other parts of the body.

Homeopathic remedies, unlike traditional medicines, are selected taking into account the characteristics of the patient's organism and accompanying diseases. Those. One medicine can treat both hyperhidrosis, and the thyroid gland, and blood vessels, while still strengthening immunity in parallel, so that the disease does not recur in the future.

In the arsenal of homeopathy there are many drugs that can effectively fight with increased sweating. There are even such that help to remove night sweats, which is very difficult to traditional treatment.

With a hyperhidrosis of the palms, the homeopath doctor can prescribe the following drugs:

  • Silicon in 6,12 or 30 dilutions is good for night sweats.
  • Conium in 3,6 and 12 dilutions is effective with excessive sweating, arising at any time of the day.
  • Natrum muriatikum from 3 to 30 dilution is shown with very strong sweating of hands and body.
  • Pulsatilla in 3 or 6 dilutions helps with any kind of hyperhidrosis.

Of the less popular drugs in this sense, it is worth noting:

  • Calcareous carbonate, with sweating used in 30 dilutions,
  • Mercury solubilis in the same dilution,
  • Sambucus in 6 or 12 dilutions,
  • Gepar-Sulfur in the same dilutions, etc.

But it must be taken into account that the independent prescription of homeopathic medicines for themselves, no matter how harmless and effective, is unlikely to lead to a positive result. After all, only a person with knowledge of human anatomy and the fundamentals of homeopathy will be able to determine which medicine, in what doses and what course to assign to each particular patient.


No matter how effective the traditional or homeopathic treatment of excessive sweating of the palms seems, the best results are nevertheless shown by the surgical treatment of the pathology of sweating. In itself, the treatment of hyperhidrosis (even in the absence of concomitant pathologies) is a rather lengthy process, and some methods are designed for continuous use throughout life.

Those. A person who has palms, feet or armpits sweating should have a significant supply of faith and patience, continuing to experience discomfort during treatment, before it gives positive results and you can forget about the problem forever. Another thing is surgical treatment, which makes it possible to forget about excessive sweating even on the surgeon's desk. In this case, the operation and the recovery period after it take very little time and effort.

There are 2 effective radical methods that allow you to get rid of the problem of sweaty hands forever:

  • Correlation of the sweat glands.

The very word "curettage" means deep cleaning. It is carried out by small punctures in problem areas, through which a special softening liquid is introduced. Then, using thin drainage needles and a compressor, the liquid is pumped out together with the softened elements of the sweat glands.

During the rehabilitation period, patients are advised to treat the palms with antiseptics to prevent infection of the wound.

  • Endoscopic sympathectomy.

The purpose of the operation is to break the connection between the CNS and the sweat glands, which is carried out by means of the sympathetic nerve. Usually the nerve is clamped with a special clip, and the sweat glands no longer receive from the brain a command to action. An alternative is the effect on the nerve of an electric current.

Both operations have a high success rate (90 and 95%), but at the same time are associated with a certain risk, because there is a direct intervention in the body. Whether to decide on a risky procedure or use even less effective but safe methods of treating excessive sweating, it's up to the patient himself.

But in any case before the operation, an anamnesis is collected and an examination of the patient for absence of contraindications to surgical intervention.


If the patient is diagnosed with "hyperhidrosis of the palms" - this is an occasion first of all to change their views on life. Prevention of pathological sweating lies precisely in changing the way of life of a person.

First of all, you need to pay attention to your weight. If it exceeds the norm, it is necessary to take measures to reduce body weight with the help of physical exercises, sports, active walks in the fresh air.

Revise your diet, eliminating from it fatty, spicy dishes and vigorous condiments that provoke the allocation of sweat in large quantities. For the same reason, doctors recommend to abandon alcohol and caffeinated drinks (in extreme cases, noticeably limit their consumption).

Do not forget about hygienic procedures. With excessive sweating of hands, they should be washed more often and preferably with soap.

It is very important to undergo medical examinations in a timely manner and, when suspicious symptoms appear, consult a specialist, not friends or the Internet. After all, any such symptom can be covered by a serious pathology, which, in the final analysis, can cause hyperhidrosis.


The prognosis of pathological sweating with a serious approach to treatment is overwhelmingly positive. It is important to understand that what palms sweat is not a terrible, incurable disease, but it's also not superfluous to treat the problem superficially. Removing the symptoms of hyperhidrosis should not be forgotten and the reason that caused it. The reason is sometimes much more dangerous than its consequences.

Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 19.06.2018

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