Harvard Men's Health Watch

Excessive perspiration

Q. Compared to the problems your readers ask about, my issue may seem silly. But I hope you'll give me some advice, since it really is very annoying. I'm troubled by excessive sweating.

A. Although it's not a major illness, excessive sweating is far from trivial. In fact, it can be very embarrassing, and it can interfere with healthy interpersonal relationships. Call it by its medical name, hyperhidrosis, and your problem may get the respect it deserves.

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