In medical terms, it’s called hyperhidrosis. In practical terms, it leads to unsightly sweat stains and the inevitable funky smell.
Imagine you’re trying to write but the paper you’re writing on is wet from perspiration from your hands.
Or you’re attending a snooze-inducing meeting in your office’s freezing cold boardroom, but sweat stains from your underarms are showing through your shirt.
You’re meeting a hottie for a first date but you’re drenched in sweat and your date finds it more repulsive than a naked Mr Bean.
These are real everyday scenarios faced by anyone afflicted by excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis.
Everyone sweats after a bout of exercise or when it’s hot outside, but people who have excessive sweating experience so much sweating to the point that moisture may literally drip from their hands.
The condition causes them to sweat profusely when there’s no reason to. As you can imagine, sufferers may be affected by low self esteem and poor confidence.