Published: Nov 14, 2011 3:49 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Are you sweating all the time and tired of embarrassing moments? You may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. Hands, feet, armpits and groin area are among the most common areas for excessive sweating. It effects 2-3% of the population and less than 40% of patients seek medical advice.  Most cases of primary hyperhidrosis, no cause can be found.  It may be inherited.  If the sweating occurs as a result of another medical condition, it's called secondary hyperhidrosis.  The sweating may be all over the body or it may be in one area.