WHAT CAUSES SWEATY HANDS
Like some other parts of our body, our hands have sweat glands and are affected by emotional, environmental, and medical triggers. We use our hands so frequently, so of course experiencing sweaty hands can be uncomfortable and awkward in some situations. Sometimes, one may experience sweaty hands for a period of time or continually for the rest of their lives. Everyone is different, and so is their skin!
Are sweaty palms normal or a symptom of anything?
Here are six of the most common causes of sweaty palms:
1. NERVOUS, ANXIOUS, AND STRESSFUL SITUATIONS
Caused by an adrenaline rush, sweaty hands occur as part of your body's fight or flight response that is activated when you sense a threat.
2. EXCESSIVELY HOT ENVIRONMENTS
3. POOR DIET
A number of foods and drinks can promote excessively sweaty palms, including:
- Spicy foods
This stimulates your sweat glands, including those on your palms, and causes them to release sweat.
5. HORMONE IMBALANCES
These are some of the common conditions that cause hormone imbalances and in turn, excessively sweaty palms:
- Thyroid disorder
- Diabetes mellitus
- Prostate cancer
6. AN UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION
Palmar hyperhidrosis often runs in families, and it can go on to negatively affect your personal and professional life.
If you suspect you have palmar hyperhidrosis, consult a qualified professional for an accurate assessment.
HOW TO STOP SWEATY HANDS
For many, a quick wipe is enough to fix sweaty hands. But for others, relief seems impossible and consistently sweaty hands can cause great emotional and physical distress. Read on to discover our top five tips on how to get rid of sweaty hands.
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