Is Hyperhidrosis a Genetic Issue?

Hyperhidrosis is classified into two types; primary focal hyperhidrosis and secondary generalized hyperhidrosis.

The primary focal hyperhidrosis is a genetic issue, and the excessive sweating occurs in specific body parts like the armpits, hands, face, or feet without any trigger. It is a genetic issue and is inherited from the parents. Signs and symptoms are seen from the childhood stage or at adolescence. At least 50% percent of people who suffer from this disorder have a family history of hyperhidrosis.

On the other hand, secondary generalized hyperhidrosis affects the whole body and does not focus on one area of the body and is mainly as a result of a side effect of other medical conditions. Such conditions include and not limited to diabetes, gout, alcohol abuse, heart disease, pregnancy, menopause, and other certain types of medications.

Signs and Symptoms of Focal Hyperhidrosis


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