Who does Hyperhidrosis Commonly Affect?

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Statistics suggest that Hyperhidrosis affects roughly between 1% and 3% of people in the UK making it quite common. It is also  equally as likely to occur in both males and in females. Typically Type One classified hyperhidrosis begins during early adolescence at around the age of 13 or during early adulthood. In some cases however it has been acquired earlier or sometimes later in life (Type two).  There is no cut off point for acquired Hyperhidrosis..

Furthermore it has also been associated with the menopause in woman and has even been known to be triggered by obesity. There has been a suspected genetic component to the disorder meaning that it often runs in families, this characterises type one Hyperhidrosis. Individuals may also suffer acquired type two Hyperhidrosis as a symptom of the following disorders:

  • TB
  • Gout
  • Lymphoma
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • AIDS ( as a result of medication used to treat other symptoms)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Brain lesions
  • Trench foot

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