Excessive sweating is harmless, but it can sometimes be an underlying cause of chronic problems such as diabetes, hyperhidrosis, thyroid and bacterial infections. Sweating can also be very embarrassing at times. Sweating not only releases a foul body odor but also makes you feel dirty and lethargic. The most easiest and economical way to reduce sweating is by using antiperspirants on a daily basis.
Excessive sweating can create a lot of emotional turmoil due to embarrassment. Sweating in excess can cause a disorder known as hyperhidrosis. This disorder can affect one's personal and professional life. Studies show that people suffering from hyperhidrosis tend to avoid being romantically or sexually involved with people. Maceration is another complication associated with heavy sweating. In this condition the skin starts to breakdown because of being moist and gives a wet and mushy appearance. Heavy sweating can also give rise to fungal infection such as ‘athlete's foot' which occurs on the feet. This infection generally starts from between the toes where sweating is the most excessive. Warts and bacterial infection can also arise due to excessive sweating. This usually happens when skin breaks down due to excessive moisture, making it easier for the virus and bacteria to enter. Disorders arising from excessive sweating can be treated by general physicians or dermatologists depending on their severity.