Do sweating problems indicate bigger health issues?
Does sweating indicate that I might have some other health problems? I can just sit at my desk the whole day, and I'll still have sweat stains on my underarms. I don't see that many people dealing with this issue at my office, and I was wondering if it's a symptom for a worse health problem. Do I have any reason to be worried?
There are some medical conditions which can manifest in excessive sweating and you should consult a physician to rule out those possibilities. However, for most people, the condition is called primary hyperhidrosis and your first visit should be with a dermatologist, who has a number of possible simple treatments available for you. If all else fails, there are more aggressive treatments available. I have a discussion about this problem on my website https://www.gynecomastianewyork.com/hyperhidrosis_1.asp
Hope this helps.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACs
New York City