Hyperhidrosis can be categorized either as primary or secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is characterized as affecting the hands, underarms, and the feet. Secondary is caused by an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or a hormonal disease. Both primary and secondary hyperhidrosis lead to excessive sweating. Treatment options for hyperhidrosis involve prescription antiperspirant and deodorant, botox injections, surgical treatment known as sympathectomy or the removal of the sympathetic nerve, and electrical treatment known as lontophoresis.
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 in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.