Your nervous system automatically triggers your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. Sweating also normally occurs, especially on your palms, when youre nervous. The most common form of hyperhidrosis is called primary focal (essential) hyperhidrosis.
Why are my hands so sweaty all of a sudden?
“Many reasons cause body temperature to rise suddenly – hot, humid weather, rigorous exercise, emotional stress, a panic attack. Even spicy foods can cause excessive sweating,” says Dr Ernest Wang, Senior Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), a member of the SingHealth group.
What does sweating hands mean?
Most people who get sweaty palms a lot dont have a health problem. But there is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis (pronounced: hye-pur-hye-DROE-sis) that can cause a persons palms, feet, armpits, and other parts of the body to sweat heavily. When a person has hyperhidrosis, it usually begins around puberty.