Monday, November 27, 2023

Is Hyperhidrosis Hereditary ?


    Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition described as excessive sweating. Excessive sweating can occur on the hands, under the underarms, on the face, and more. Your environment can contribute to sweating such as high temperature or working out. However, when not in these conditions why might someone still be excessively sweating? Hyperhidrosis can be passed down through generations. About 35-55% of people with hyperhidrosis has at least one family member with the conidition. If grandparents, parents, etc have hyperhidrosis, there is a chance you will too. In addition, hyperhidrosis is an autosomal dominant trait that can affect either males or females. Furthermore, it has been noted and observed that hyperhidrosis excessive sweating symptoms don't occur until around the adolescent years. There are not many treatments for hyperhidrosis. Currently, there are internal medications and topical treatments all that require a prescription for use. I believe it is important to conduct more studies and research on hyperhidrosis. People with this condition may not want to use topical or internal treatment based on side effects so they have to continue living uncomfortably. Hyperhidrosis can lower self esteem as people may wear darker clothing or avoid social gatherings so their sweating isn't noticeable. 

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