Sweating may seem like a strange symptom of stress. The American Institute of Stress lists multiple types that could indicate stress, including general sweating over the whole body, and sweaty hands and feet. A 2006 study in the British Journal of Dermatology studied 20 people with palmar hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating of the hands. Stress and exercise caused both the palmar hyperhidrosis subjects and the control group to sweat more. When a person is stressed, stress hormones flood the body, raising one's temperature and prompting the sweat glands to try to cool the body.
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