Some anxiety at certain times is said to be good for us. And there are times that anxiety will cause us to think faster or react faster to a situation that needs to be tended to quickly. Just as when we are under stress such as a job interview we become stressed and may tend to sweat a bit more. This is very common. But what is not common are those that suffer from excessive sweaty hands anxiety.
We all tend to sweat a bit more when we are nervous. Many will wear extra deodorant when they have a job interview or an exam just to be on the safe side. But what happens if you have the problem with your hands sweating when you get under pressure?
First, if you suffer from sweaty hands anxiety you are not alone. There are many people that anxiety and stress cause their palms to sweat. It is something that happens to everyone from time to time. The time for concern is when it begins interfering with everyday life. By saying everyday life this means tasks that are considered part of everyday living such as writing on paper as well as driving.
Often people who suffer from anxiety the thought of their hands sweating in a certain circumstance or situation causes the anxiety level to rise. The worrying begins before the actual event has even occurred. By the time the afflicted person gets to the situation the anxiety is so high that the palms and hands are already sweating. Some get so nervous that the hands will actually drip drops of sweat.
Sweaty hands anxiety can often make social events very tense for the sufferer. There are some that will attend a wedding and then duck out the door so that they do not have to go through any lines and shake hands. Many will have to wear gloves or use a napkin if they are trying to write under pressure such as for an exam. There are even times where the person has to just keep wiping their hands on their pants during an exam because holding anything but the writing utensil is not allowed.
Is there any sure for sweaty hands anxiety? There may be depending on how bad the individual’s case is. For most getting to the bottom of the anxiety can help reduce the problem. By figuring out what certain triggers are and learning to deal with anxiety will help. For others something as simple as using baby power or astringent oils will work.
For those individuals that still suffer it may well be worth making an appointment with an endocrine specialist. By running tests and diagnosing the cause there are medications to control sweaty hands. If all else fails there is surgery to help correct the problem.
Having sweaty hands anxiety is common. Having this happen each and every day and having it affect your life isn’t. Many have withdrawn socially and suffered depression before seeking help. There is help available and the “cure” may be easier than you imagined. Discussion your concerns with your doctor and there might be a simple solution for you.