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Diagnosis

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.

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