Hyperhidrosis--causes and treatment of enhanced sweating.

  title={Hyperhidrosis--causes and treatment of enhanced sweating.},
  author={T. Schlereth and Marianne Dieterich and F. Birklein},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={106 3},
BACKGROUND Basically two types of sweating exist: thermoregulatory and emotional sweating. They are controlled by different centers: thermo regulatory sweating is regulated predominantly by the hypothalamus, emotional sweating predominantly by the limbic system. Enhanced sweating, called hyperhidrosis, can be generalized or focal. Primary focal hyperhidrosis is the most common type and affects the axillae, hands, feet, and face--areas principally involved in emotional sweating. Secondary… CONTINUE READING
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