Detailed list of conditions causing generalyzed hyperhidrosis. How Sweat Glands Work: In eccrine glands, the major substance enabling impulse conduction is acetylcholine, and in apocrine glands, they are catecholamines. Body temperature is controlled by the thermoregulatory center in the hypothalamus and this is influenced not only by by core body temperature but also by hormones, pyrogens, exercise. Hyperhidrosis refers to profuse perspiration beyond the bodys thermoregulatory (temperature control) needs. CLICK SEE THE PICTURES Palmer hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which the eccrine (sweat) glands of the palms and soles secrete inappropriately large quantities of sweat. Common symptoms are : Perspiration of the hands can vary from mild clamminess to severe perspiration resulting in dripping sweat. Temperature differences of palmar surface compared to surface temperature of other parts of the body may be noted.
Treatment should be directed at contributing factors. Ionophoresis involves the use of electrotherapeutic measures to reduce the activity of sweat glands. Botulinum injections at the affected area may be useful for its anticholinergic effects.