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What is Excessive Sweating?

What Causes Excessive Sweating?
Which Doctor to Go to for Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating is the excessive sweating of the body, especially in the hands, armpits, face and feet, in the absence of any activity, temperature or stress environment. Excessive sweating can be commonly seen in the whole body. There may be excessive sweating regardless of summer and winter. Naturally, these sweating increases in the summer months.

Excessive sweating can generally be divided into two groups. The first one is congenital with unknown cause or starting in childhood and increasing excessively during adolescence and youth. Familial incidence rates in individuals vary between 25 and 50%. The other group has an underlying disease that may cause excessive sweating. The sweating of these patients starts at an advanced age compared to the other group. The accompanying diseases are mainly; These are psychological problems such as diabetes, overworking of the goiter gland, obesity, hormonal disorders, chronic lung and heart diseases, certain drugs, infectious diseases and anxiety.

Studies on excessive sweating date back to the 1850s. The fastest development has been with the development of endoscopic surgery in the 1990s. Nowadays, even some surgeons report the number of cases that they have operated more than 3000 in the world. It has become a safe operation anywhere. It started in the 1990s in our country and has gradually increased after the 2000s.

What is Excessive Sweating? Quick Facts

Ankara Etlik City Hospital Chest, Cardiovascular Diseases Hospital

Varlık, Halil Sezai Erkut Cd. No:5, Yenimahalle/Ankara

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  • Prof. Dr. Serdar Han
  • Prof. Dr. Serdar Han
  • Prof. Dr. Serdar Han
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