Hyperhidrosis and Raynaud’s Syndrome

A lot of patients who suffer from excessive hand and foot sweating (palmar and plantar) are mistakenly diagnosed with Raynaud’s syndrome. Patients with palmar or plantar hyperhidrosis may have clammy and discolored fingers or toes because of their hyperhidrosis.

This is not because they suffer from Raynaud’s disease. This can leads to unnecessary treatments such as medications they are not beneficial for hyperhidrosis.

What is Raynaud’s Disease?

This is a condition where some areas of the body, like fingers and toes, feel numb or cold in response to stress. It does not have anything to do with sweating or sweat glands. This disease involves narrow arteries in the skin that limit blood circulation to the affected areas.