Sweating is a natural process and the way by which the body keeps itself cool. Each foot has over 250,000 sweat glands and between them the feet can produce up to a pint of sweat in a day. The amount of sweat will depend on the climatic conditions and the type of footwear being worn.
Many people who think they suffer from sweaty feet or hyperhidrosis are actually only being subjected to climate related normal sweating. However, hyperhidrosis can sometimes be a major health issue and may give rise to other complications. Hence, it should not be ignored, but be diagnosed and treated.
Among the most common symptoms of sweaty feet are:
There are many reasons why a person may suffer from sweaty feet. Emotional stress and physical activity are among the most common reasons. Genetics and heredity can also cause it.
Toxicity in the body due to excessive alcohol intake, smoking and eating the wrong type of foods can also cause excessive sweating of the feet. Using the wrong type of socks – those that do not absorb sweat and restrict air flow over the feet –could also cause sweaty feet.
There are many simple things that you can try for yourself to prevent sweaty feet and related complications. These include:
If none of these options help to control the problem of sweaty feet, then it is a good idea to consult a podiatrist who will be able to advise other ways of bringing the problem under control.