Hyperhidrosis of the feet is a clinical condition in which the feet sweat excessively. Young men are particularly susceptible to the condition. To combat sweaty feet, there are several solutions. Wear moisture-wicking socks made out of synthetic material and change them at least once-a-day to prevent bacteria from growing in the damp environment. Foot powder, cornstarch, or even an antiperspirant or deodorant on the feet can also help control sweaty feet.
If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists from Foot HealthCare Associates. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.
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 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 to a person’s everyday life.
The main form of hyperhidrosis is plantar 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.
The 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 one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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