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Can u discuss for me what is behind hyperhydrosis? Wide perspective is really appreciate thanks

Options. If hyperhydrosis, surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/rsl68 this link to consensus: http://goo.Gl/isann. Read more...
Excessive sweat. Excessive sweating of commonly the hands, armpits, back, etc... In patients who have had undergone maximal medical management and still has problemsome symptoms, then surgery may be beneficial. This involves a vats (video-assisted thoracic surgery) sympathectomy which cuts the nerves along the chest that contributes to the sweating. The procedure is 90-95% successful, though does have risks. Read more...
Unsure. We don't know what causes idiopathic hyperhidrosis. We do know that it is not a psychological disorder or being "nervous". The sweating can occur when you are totally relaxed or on vacation. One theory is that the acetylcholine receptors at the sweat glands (armpits, hands, feet, face) are more sensitive, thus you sweat more at normal acetylcholine levels. Read more...

What are the signs of hyperhydrosis?

Excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating of the palms, soles, armpits, and/or groin throughout waking hours, regardless of the temperature. It can be extremely troublesome socially, interfere with holding a pen or a steering wheel, and can stain clothing. Applying an otc product such as certain dri every night can help. There are also prescription products and procedures to try. Read more...

How can I prevent hyperhydrosis? What can I do to stop this hyperhydrosis I'm suffering?

Multiple options . If hyperhydrosis, surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/rsl68 this link to consensus: http://goo.Gl/isann. Read more...
Different ways. There various topical medications that help hyperhidrosis. If those do not work, for hyperhidrosis of the hands and armpits, surgery via vats sympathectomy is up to 90-95% effective. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html. Read more...
Hyperhidrosis. There are many treatment options: topical antiperspirant, prescription anticholinergic meds, iontophoresis, Botox injections, surgery. Each case is different. Find a hyperhidrosis expert in your area to discuss rx options. Read more...

What is the treatment for hyperhydrosis?

Hyperhidrosis. Granted no medical problems causing the excessive sweating, the fall back diagnosis is idiopathic hyperhidrosis. Treatment options include: antiperspirant, anticholinergic meds, Botox injections (very effective) and surgery for the appropriate candidates. See doc to rule out secondary causes first. Read more...

What are common treatments for hyperhydrosis?

Depends on Where. For armpit (axillary) hyperhidrosis, the most common treatments start with topical antiperspirants that contain aluminum oxide. Initial treatment can also include medicines like Glycopyrrolate which can dry up secretions like sweat and saliva, but they have side effects that limit how useful they are. Some patients get Botox injections or sweat glands removed surgically if sweating is too intense. Read more...

Any health care providers out there w/ hyperhydrosis? What do u recommend? It's hard to shake pts hands and put gloves on when hands are sweaty.

Yes. I understand how you feel. Think about your career choices wisely. I quickly ruled out being a surgeon because of the hyperhidrosis. I had accepted it. Things happen. That's life. The most effective treatment for me so far: iontophoresis and botox. Botox can be effective for 6-7 months. I do it in the clinic. Read more...