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How to Deal With Sweaty Feet

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 00:00

While excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can affect any part of the body, it often occurs in the feet. While many of us have dealt with sweaty feet from time to time, some can find it to be a constant problem that is both uncomfortable and embarrassing and has an effect on everyday life. This is because the feet have the most dense area of sweat glands than any other part of the body. Overly sweaty feet are normally a result of genetics or changing hormone levels that cause the sweat glands to be overactive. Dealing with overly sweaty feet starts with proper foot hygiene. Some ways that can help include regularly washing the feet, using an absorbent foot powder, and rotating which shoes are worn each day. If you find that you continue to struggle with overly sweaty feet, consulting with a podiatrist for a proper treatment and management method is a good idea. 

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis contact one of our podiatrists of North Bay Ankle & Foot Center. Our doctors can provide the care you need to attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Petaluma and Sonoma, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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