It is called profuse sweating, because it happens very frequently.
What are the causes of profuse sweating? There are many different types of causes that can cause you to sweat more than usual. Some possible causes include an infection or other type of illness, stress or anxiety, certain medications used for pain relief and other reasons. Other times it may be related to hormonal changes in menopause, pregnancy or after delivery. The exact reason why your body sweats more during these times is not always clear but there could be a trigger for this condition that makes you need to replace lost fluids faster through increased perspiration due to high temperature levels in the body tissues.