Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the hands, feet or armpits, is known to be genetic in nature. So if one of your family members has hyperhidrosis, you may be more likely to inherit the condition. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the overreacting of sympathetic nerves leads to excessive sweating.

The Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence offers a team of hyperhidrosis specialists, led by renowned thoracic surgeons, Dr. Mahtabifard and Dr. Fuller. We specialize in the comprehensive management of excessive sweating and routinely treat patients for hyperhidrosis at our state-of-the-art outpatient center in Los Angeles. To learn more about hyperhidrosis or to schedule a consultation to learn more about a hyperhidrosis cure, contact us at (888) 349-1398.

Genetic Link for Sweaty Palms

Previously, this disorder was thought to be stress-related due to an overactive sympathetic stimulation, and was often underreported. But through extensive research on the causes of hyperhidrosis, it has become widely understood that sweaty palms or other overactive sweating is a real physiological disorder, and can be inherited and passed down genetically.

Our board-certified hyperhidrosis specialists are renowned for hyperhidrosis treatment, catering to the different causes of excessive sweating. While the condition is often an inherited genetic disorder that stems from a genetic abnormality which triggers excessive perspiration, it can also be the result of various other medical conditions, such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obesity
  • Menopause
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Glucose control disorders
  • Cancer
  • Bacterial infections (rare)

If you have a relative with hyperhidrosis, and you believe your sweating may be considered excessive, please don’t hesitate to contact a hyperhidrosis specialist who can determine if you need treatment, and what course of treatment is appropriate for you.

Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis can be socially embarrassing and functionally debilitating. At the HyperhidrosisCenter of excellence our team of expert physicians offers several treatment plans which are available to you. These treatment options include:

  • Antiperspirants – effective for mild hyperhidrosis, but can cause skin irritation.
  • Oral medication – good for those suffering from sweaty hands and feet, but has more side effects associated with it since you are ingesting it.
  • Iontophoresis – involves an electric wave being sent over the area and is good for those suffering from mild hyperhidrosis
  • Botox injections – have been used for sweaty palms treatment and sweaty armpits treatment, and need to be repeated approximately every six months.
  • Acupuncture – popular now in western medicine, and can be effective possibly through stress relief
  • Surgery for hyperhidrosis (thoracoscopic sympathectomy) – the only cure for sweaty hands! This minimally-invasive outpatient surgery allows our highly trained thoracic surgeons to make two small incisions and cut the nerve responsible for sweaty palms

Contact a Los Angeles Hyperhidrosis Surgeon

At the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence, our team of hyperhidrosis specialists is committed to providing comprehensive, individualized treatment plans for each patient. For more information on hyperhidrosis and treatment options, or to schedule a consultation with a hyperhidrosis specialist, please call (888) 349-1398 or fill out our contact form.

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