Sweating is a normal and healthy thing. It is normal to sweat especially if you are experiencing warm weather, have been exercising, are experiencing emotional stress or anxiety. All the above reasons justify your sweating up to a certain limit. Scientists say that we might lose quite a lot of fluid when one tiny sweat gland tries to cool our body up to one degree Fahrenheit by cooling one liter blood.

For most of the people sweating is nothing but a minor irritant because of the stains it leaves on the dress and the odor. However, for some sweating might not be such a minor issue. This applies to people who face the problem of excessive sweating especially on body parts like the pals, armpits and the excessive sweating of the head and hair.

People with the problem of excessive sweating face embarrassment in their daily functioning of life. Those with excessive sweating in their armpits and excessive sweating of the head and hair, also those who have the problem of excessive sweating of palms cannot move around as normal people can.

However, sweating is a complex phenomenon, therefore, any imbalance within the body of hormones or health will cause excessive sweating. There are four main reasons identified as the reasons for excessive sweating. Those being :-
A serious health problem
Coming of age (puberty) or hormonal imbalance.

Obesity is nowadays becoming one of the major factors, causing people to sweat excessively. The metabolic activity of obese people causes them to sweat profusely.

If you are a normal person and have started excessive sweating off late, it would be better not to ignore it. Immediate physical check-up should be done so that you can treat the problem in time.

Menopause is yet another instance where you could start sweating excessively. The hormonal imbalance causes it therefore it is periodic and not a permanent phenomenon.

Puberty also can cause incessant sweating in the case of children coming of age. This happens at the age of about 13-14 when the hormones are playing a major role in the development.

What are the emotional effects of excessive sweating on a personc Excessive sweating causes embarrassment to people suffering from it. A person who has excessive sweating on palms might feel it awkward and embarrassing to shake hands with people because his palms are always wet.

A person who has excessive sweating in the armpits will find it embarrassing when the sweat leaves stains on his dress and even while going near someone because of the odor.


A person who has excessive sweating of the head and hair has to face the most embarrassment. Since the person suffering from excessive sweating of the head and hair will have sweat dripping all over his head and hair. This will make his hair constantly wet and oily. This person suffering from excessive sweating of the head and hair will find more dirt and grime in his hair than ever before. This will lead to unnatural hair loss which will complicate the situation even more.

Excessive sweating of the head and hair will also make a person’s life miserable. He will have to deal with sweat dripping on both the sides of his face making him look unkempt all the time. Plus the skin where the sweat accumulates will also be affected negatively.

Another problem with people suffering from excessive sweating is constant feeling of exhaustion. This happens because the fluids inside the body of this person will get exhausted all the time.

So in order to treat the problem of excessive sweating people have to consult doctors or dermatologists depending on the diagnosis and the reason why they sweat so profusely.


  1. Reasons for Back Sweating?
    Just recently I have started to have a problem with my back sweating profusely. Yes, I am overweight, but I have always been someone who was always cold, even in the summer. The only time I used to sweat at all was when I played sports. I work in retail so I move around all day, and our store is very humid and hot usually between 78-82 degrees. I have to wear a black polo, which I know doesn’t help. But this is a totally new issue that just started about 5 months ago. I just turned 30 and just started researching what might be causing this. I don’t expect not to sweat, I do get hot at work, however, I don’t want to feel disgusting all day and was wondering if there are any good methods for reducing back sweating, or if there are any reasons why this should develop now. Any answers or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.


  2. davidgladieux_3

    Excessive sweating; should I go to a doctor?
    I sweat profusely for no reason all the time; I mean we’re talkin’ head sweat, pit sweat, knee pit sweat, and formation of grundle butter. What should I do?


    • Productively Curious

      It would be a good idea…

      Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness. An estimated 2-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around the age 13 (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
      Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.
      What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?
      Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.

      Other causes:
      – Alcohol
      – Caffeine
      – Cancer
      – Certain medicines, including thyroid hormone, morphine, drugs to reduce fevers, and medicines to treat mental disorders
      – Emotional or stressful situations (anxiety)
      – Exercise
      – Fever
      – Infection
      – Low blood sugar
      – Menopause
      – Overactive thyroid gland
      – Spicy foods (known as “gustatory sweating”)
      – Warm temperatures
      – Withdrawal from alcohol or narcotic pain killers

      What is the treatment for hyperhidrosis?
      Through a systematic evaluation of causes and triggers of excessive sweating, followed by a judicious, stepwise approach to treatment, many people with this annoying disorder can achieve good results and improved quality of life.

      The approach to treating hyperhidrosis generally proceeds as follows:
      – Over-the-counter antiperspirants — usually tried first because they are readily available. Antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride (for example, Certain-Dri) may be more effective when other antiperspirants have failed
      – Prescription strength antiperspirants — those containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate
      – Iontophoresis — a device which passes direct electricity through the skin using tap water
      – Oral medications — ones called anticholinergics which reduce sweating
      – Botox (botulinum toxin) — recently approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive axillary (underarm) sweating
      – Surgery — cervical sympathectomy, as a last resort

      For more information on treatment visit the link:


  3. Sweating profusely without reason, why?
    Yes the weather is hot but I normally dun sweat this much even though it is this hot. And the thing is I was is a shopping mall. I was sweating like crazy and my whole body is just really uncomfortable. And I can just feels that it was not normal for me to sweat like that. What is wrong with me?

    I have been sick for a while now if it got anything to do with it at all. Caught a cold and been coughing for almost a month now.
    Now that I think of it the feeling when I’m sweating like this is like when I’m sweating cold sweat. Except it wasn’t cold sweat.
    Yes I do feel fatigued and weak although I have been doing nothing other than lying down on bed n resting


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