Everyone’s palms sweat at some point or another. That’s just human nature. Even so, people aren’t usually stoked to have sweaty palms, especially when it seems like it’s happening all the time. If you suspect your palms are doing the most, you might be right. While some level of sweat is a normal bodily function, there is a thing as perspiring too much.
Excessive sweating is medically known as hyperthyroidism, and it goes far beyond a little dampness. People with hyperhidrosis can sweat so much it drips off their hands or soaks through their clothes, which can then lead to social anxiety and embarrassment, If this description pretty much sums up your life, here’s what you need to know about what’s causing your sweaty palms, plus how to find relief.
Causes of Hyperhidrosis:
- Spinal cord injury
- Alcohol abuse
- Heart disease
- Hyperthyroidism – an overactive thyroid gland
- Parkinson’s disease
- Respiratory failure
- Some infections – HIV, malaria, TB (tuberculosis)
- Some medications, including some antidepressants, anticholinesterases (for Alzheimer’s disease), pilocarpine (for glaucoma), propranolol (for high blood pressure).