Are you often bothered by excessive foot sweating? This phenomenon, despite its invisibility, is a nuisance causing discomfort, shame and might induce foot fungus.
Most people suffering from sweaty hands will also suffer sweaty feet.
Plantar Hyperhidrosis may be as severe as hand sweating, shoe wear is higher, sandals may be worn out, and wearing high heels would be impossible. This could lead to social problems as well as marital and work difficulties.
Palmar hyperhidrosis will appear at an earlier stage in life than plantar hyperhidrosis. The estimate is that the case for this is that maturity process of sweat glands in the foot will begin later and will last longer. An interesting fact is that plantar hyperhidrosis appears from the ankles downward, and in the case of the hands, the hyperhidrosis appears from the wrist down.
One of the main factors to sweaty feet is the type of socks or shoes which we wear. Plastic shoes or synthetic padding do not allow sweat to evaporate. Synthetic socks have the same negative effect, mainly if they are very tight to the skin.
There are many varied reasons for sweating, from the feet’s sweat glands activities to overeating junk food. The nervous system is responsible for the sweat glands, therefore extensive sweating usually stems from tension or anxiety.
Many medical conditions may be linked to hyperhidrosis, such as diabetes, anxiety, thyroid gland malfunction, arthritis – all of these can be an accelerating factor to the problem.
The main factor is not always known, it might be bad diet or lifestyle. Certain foods like garlic and onion, alcohol and caffeine, may worsen hyperhidrosis.