I have a friend named Jordan that suffers from a condition called hyperhidrosis that causes excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis can cause excessive sweating in the armpits, on the hands, feet, and even other parts of the body. Jordan did not always know he had hyperhidrosis, in fact he assumed that he was more sweaty than others. I convinced him to go to the doctor because I felt like something was not right. Jordan’s hyperhidrosis caused him to sweat excessively even when it was not super hot outside. I had a feeling something was wrong when we were outside in the snow and his hands were excessively sweating. Before Jordan got diagnosed, he had extremely high electric bills. Jordan would always turn his air conditioning on super cold because he thought his sweating was heat related. No matter if his air conditioning was low, if he was in the snow, or even right after showering Jordan would excessively sweat. Jordan finally got his diagnosis and got a medicated deodorant to try. The deodorant did not work, so he started taking medication which helps. Many people think they have hyperhidrosis if their armpits are sweaty from the heat and that is not necessarily true. For most people, their sweating will stop if they go into an air conditioned environment. If you do have hyperhidrosis, being in a hot and humid environment can cause a flare up even if you are receiving treatment so it is important to stay in the air conditioning when possible. It is beneficial for those suffering from hyperhidrosis to use a smart thermostat so their home remains comfortable.