About 3% of people say that they sweat excessively. Of course, we all sweat more when we are hot or anxious but excessive sweating may be partly caused by genes. Sweating, accompanying hot flushes, is common in women at the menopause. Occasionally, excessive sweating can signify a medical problem (such as an overactive thyroid gland). Antidepressant drugs can also cause sweating especially of the head and neck.
This section offers information on antiperspirants and breast cancer, pheromones, sweaty armpits, sweaty feet, sweaty hands, as well as provides general information on sweating.