How is Hyperhidrosis Diagnosed?
Primary focal hyperhidrosis can be diagnosed when visble, excessive sweating occurs:
In one or more of the following places: hands, feet, face or arm pits
Has lasted at least 6 months.
Has no apparent cause.
Has at least 2 of the following characteristics:
Affects right and left sides of the body with equal distribution.
Impairs daily activities.
Started before the age of 25.
You experience at least 1 episode per week.
There is a strong family history of the disorder.
There is no/limited sweating from the relevant areas when you are asleep.
Your surgeon will obtain an extensive history of your symptoms, medications and other medical conditions from you and perform a brief physical examination. It is likely that they will send you for a set of blood tests before any treatment is started.