CDCRI Excessive Sweating research studies in San Diego

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Everybody sweats. This is just a simple fact, as sweating is the body's natural reaction to keep it from overheating. However, some people have issues with sweat that go beyond the status quo. These people suffer from hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating, that can make it difficult to just walk outside on a warm day without needing a new shirt. California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute has research studies with treatments for hyperhidrosis.

What is Hyperhidrosis and Excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis is an ailment that afflicts 2% to 3% of the population that causes issues with sweating in a variety of circumstances. People with hyperhidrosis have sweat glands that refuse to shut off even after the body temperature is back at its homeostasis. Not only do the glands refuse to stop producing sweat when it is no longer needed, but people with hyperhidrosis also will sweat in circumstances when sweating is not necessary. This can mean sweating bullets in an air conditioned room, getting soaking wet on a cool winter day, or some even will sweat in the relaxing comfort of a swimming pool!

What Causes Excessive Sweating and Hyperhidrosis in San Diego?

The cause of excessive sweating depends on the type of hyperhidrosis that person suffers from. There are two different types of hyperhidrosis that both affect different parts of the body for different reasons.

Primary Hyperhidrosis

Primary hyperhidrosis causes extreme and excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, feet, and on the face. These glands are called the eccrine sweat glands, and theses eccrine sweat glands make up most of the sweat glands in your body.  Currently, the cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown, although scientists posit that it may be hereditary. Basically, you have nerve endings near sweat glands that cause you to sweat, and people with primary hyperhidrosis have nerves that are overly sensitive and overactive.  .  

Secondary Hyperhidrosis

Secondary hyperhidrosis hits a larger area of the body with excessive sweating, with sweat pouring out from all over the body. Unlike primary hyperhidrosis, the symptoms of secondary hyperhidrosis usually occur primarily when you are asleep. This type of hyperhidrosis is usually caused by a preexisting medical issue or a medication that causes a reaction. Some medical conditions that can cause secondary hyperhidrosis include pregnancy, diabetes, menopause, parkinson's disease and lymphoma, just to name a few.

California Dermatology & Clinical Research Institute Can Help Stop Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) in San Diego

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, we are sure you have tried everything. You have tried medication, prescription antiperspirant, losing weight, maybe even switching up your diet, and nothing can stop the steady stream of sweat. California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute in San Diego can help. We offer clinical trials for those with hyperhidrosis, and may even be able to offer cash compensation to those who qualify. If you are interested, contact California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute today.