Hyperhidrosis Overview

  • Primary hyperhidrosis (PH) is caused by the overactivation of sweat glands
    • Sweat gland activity is controlled by the nervous system mediated through a molecule called acetylcholine
  • PH is a highly prevalent medical condition with a significant burden to patients’ Quality of Life (QoL)
    • Estimate that 4-5% of the overall population
    • QoL known to be worse than in some skin conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis
  • Site of primary hyperhidrosis varies by patient
    • 40% Palmar Hyperhidrosis
    • 39% Plantar Hyperhidrosis
    • 65% Axillary Hyperhidrosis