Palmar hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating of the palm, represents one of the most wide spread issues from all the forms of excessive sweating. (Possible solution for this is shown in the video below!) This condition manifests itself by exaggerating the amount of sweat ones hands produce leaving one with moist and cold hands. There are several factors that trigger the heavy hand sweat, like nervousness and anxiety. Even though emotional distress is a known to be a big factor, sweaty palms often occurs without any outside stimulus.
The effects of sweaty palms are both physical and psychological. People affected by excessive hand sweating become very aware of this issue and feel discouraged when interacting in society. They try to hide their problem form others, thus increasing the emotional pressure they put themselves to. This often leads to emotional distress, which, as we have shown, triggers the problem to begin with. What makes matters worse is that affected people may not have any control of their sweating.
People suffering from this condition have a constant need to wipe their hands and usually notice a tingling sensation in their hands. They also have difficulties maintaining and developing social encounters as they become apprehensive about shaking hands.
Sweaty palms also impact intimate relationships and makes the individuals withdrawn. Just the simple task of putting on making can prove difficult, as can typing or handling paper documents.
Our society is based on many rules of conduct – a firm handshake, for example, signifies determination and inspires trust. People who suffer from excessive hand sweat may miss opportunities on a social and professional level. Other people they come in contact with may interpret cold sweaty hands as signs of insecurity and lack of self-confidence. This can prove disastrous during a job interview!
Much of our success in life depends on how other people perceive us and patients suffering with excessive hand sweating are always struggling with their condition.
Treatment is available in many forms and positive effects have been obtained by the use of prescription strength oral medication and antiperspirants. Severe cases of sweating can also be cured surgically but should only be considered as a last resort.