Excessive Sweating Treatment (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive Sweating Treatment (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating, particularly of the hands, can be successfully treated using keyhole surgery to eliminate a tiny part of the sympathetic nerve pathway in the chest. 

Dr.Scarci carries out this procedure, known as sympathectomy, with very small incisions. This means that patients experience only very minor discomfort after the operation and nearly all can go home the same day. 

Which parts of the body are affected by hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. It can affect different parts of the body, including:

1. Armpits

2. Palms of the hands

3. Soles of the feet

4. Face and forehead

5. Groin area.

It is more common in the armpits, palms, and soles of the feet. In some cases, hyperhidrosis may affect the entire body, which is known as generalised hyperhidrosis.

Does hyperhidrosis run in families?

Yes, hyperhidrosis can run in families. According to medical research, about 30-50% of people with hyperhidrosis have a family history of the condition. If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s hyperhidrosis, it’s best to consult a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.

How is hyperhidrosis diagnosed?

A medical professional can diagnose hyperhidrosis through a physical examination, review of medical history, and a discussion of symptoms. In some cases, a sweat test may be performed to measure the amount of sweat produced by the body. Additionally, blood tests or imaging may be used to rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be causing excessive sweating. It is important to consult with a medical professional if you are experiencing excessive sweating or other symptoms.

Can hyperhidrosis be cured?

While there is no complete cure for hyperhidrosis, various treatment options can help manage the symptoms. Treatments may include antiperspirants, medications, iontophoresis, Botox injections, and surgery. It is best to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable treatment for your specific case.

Does anxiety cause hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, medications, hormonal imbalances, and certain medical conditions. Anxiety can also contribute to hyperhidrosis, as anxiety and stress can cause the body to release more sweat. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the exact cause of your hyperhidrosis and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

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