Sweating is your body’s central air conditioning system. As you get hot, the heat is transferred out of you body via sweat glands that create perspiration that evaporates or that you wipe away. But some people perspire much too heavily, leading to discomfort, embarrassment and in some cases, loss of essential body minerals. The clinical name for this condition is hyperhidrosis and the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Michele Bosworth answers questions on the subject in this post to HealthConnection.TV.
Is it possible for someone to sweat too much? (first question)
What causes excessive sweating? (skip to 1:00)
Can sweating too much be dangerous? (skip to 1:23)
Is hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, hereditary? (skip to 1:44)
Can children develop hyperhidrosis? (skip to 2:04)
What are the best over-the-counter antiperspirants for treating hyperhidrosis? (skip to 2:17)
How is hyperhidrosis treated clinically? (skip to 3:04)