There are two types of hyperhidrosis:
• Ideopathic hyperhidrosis. This is a disease not caused by any clinical picture or medication but when the excessive perspiration itself is the medication condition. It is usually focused on specific parts of the body, e.g. hands, feet, underarms, etc. It normally appears during adolescence, although it can appear earlier. People have it until around 60-65 years of age, when hormonal activity decreases. There is no cure, although it can be controlled and minimised.
• Secondary Generalised hyperhidrosis. Caused by a clinical picture or medication. Patients diagnosed with it present excessive perspiration across widespread parts of the body, thus its name. Those affected usually perspire excessively at night. This type of hyperhidrosis has a solution which involves finding the cause of the disease, i.e. the clinical picture or medication causing it.