What is excessive sweating?
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a very treatable disease. An estimated 2.8% of Americans have hyperhidrosis. Around 910,000 Canadians suffer from excessive sweating. Hereditary factors can be a cause and the problem can appear in the teenage years. Common problem areas include the underarms, hands and feet. Also the area under the breasts and the groin can be affected. Some people sweat excessively when wearing wigs or on the face itself.