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  • noun A medical condition with the primary symptom of excessive sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature..

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  • noun excessive and profuse perspiration


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  • About 3% of the world's population suffers from a condition called hyperhidrosis, in which the sweating is considered excessive by medical standards, according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, Quakertown, Pa.

    Ways to Deal With a Sticky Underarm Situation Laura Johannes 2011

  • An estimated 3 million Americans experience excessive sweating - a medical condition called hyperhidrosis - that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body.

    Dr. Rock Positano: Excessively Sweaty Hands: A Slippery Slope When It Comes To Social Functioning 2008

  • He says, "I suffer from a disease called hyperhidrosis and I would like to know if there is anything I can do to stop it?"

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2008 2008

  • Generalised hyperhidrosis occurs when all of the body is affected.

    WalesOnline - Home 2011

  • Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, means that you sweat far more than your body needs you to sweat.

    WebMD Health 2010

  • The condition known as hyperhidrosis affects about 3% of the world's population.

    EzineArticles 2010

  • The truth is, excessive sweating (which is technically known as hyperhidrosis) can be aggravating and troublesome, to put it mildly.

    EzineArticles 2010

  • When the production of sweat is in excess of the amount needed for cooling the body (thermal regulation) it is call hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).

    Emaxhealth 2009

  • This condition called hyperhidrosis also interfered in her day-to-day activities.

    The Times of India 2009

  • Botox represents a viable alternative for the large number of patients suffering with hyperhidrosis of the feet when other therapies have failed to control or reduce the symptoms.

    Smelly Feet? What To Do About It 2011


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