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Complications of Excessive Sweating in the Feet

Everybody sweats from their feet, but sometimes, the amount of sweat can be too much. Excessive foot sweat is an indicator of plantar hyperhidrosis, which is a medical condition where the sweat glands produce too much sweat in conditions that would not normally cause much sweating. If you have plantar hyperhidrosis, seeking treatment is recommended. This is because sweating excessively from your feet can lead to various complications. These can include an increase in the risk of developing cuts and breaks in the skin, which can lead to foot infections, such as athlete’s foot. Infections can be especially dangerous if you have other health problems that affect the feet, like diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, or peripheral artery disease. Excessive foot sweat can also be embarrassing, leading to psychological distress and avoidance of certain social situations. To learn more about plantar hyperhidrosis and the treatments available for this condition, please speak with a podiatrist. 

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists of New York Foot and Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Franklin Square, Bethpage, Bronx, and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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