Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively.
The sweating may affect the whole of your body, or it may only affect certain areas. Commonly affected areas include the:
- Palms of your hands
- Soles of your feet
- Face and chest
Both sides of the body are usually affected equally – for example, both feet or both hands.
The sweating doesn’t usually pose a serious threat to your health, but it can be embarrassing and distressing.