If you’ve ever wondered, “why do I sweat so much?” or “how do I stop sweating?” then our expert thoracic surgeons are here for you.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive and unpredictable sweating. Excessive sweating is typically localized to one or several body parts, including the hands, feet, armpits, or face. Sweating is a normal physiological response to warm temperatures, exercise, anger, anxiety, or embarrassment. People with hyperhidrosis find that they sweat much more than normal, and may even sweat excessively in the absence of these stimuli. The condition can be socially embarrassing, career restricting, and in some cases functionally disabling.
Our center in Los Angeles offers a team of excessive sweating specialists, led by renowned thoracic surgeons Dr. Mahtabifard and Dr. Fuller. We specialize in the comprehensive management of excessive sweating and routinely treat patients at our state of the art outpatient center in Los Angeles. For more information about the best hyperhidrosis treatment in Beverly Hills, experts are standing by. Call today to schedule a consultation at (888) 349-1398.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
- An excessive sweating condition that affects 1-2% of the population
- Family genetic history is considered to play a role
- Affects men and women equally
- Usually starts in childhood or adolescence, but can affect people of all ages
- Commonly localized to one or several body parts
- Excessive sweating may occur at anytime, even without a stimulus
- A simple, minimally invasive surgical procedure achieves the most effective long-term relief from hyperhidrosis
Types of Profuse Sweating
Profuse sweating can occur in several parts of the body, and the hands, feet, armpits, and face are the most common regions affected. Treatment for hyperhidrosis is specifically targeted to the location of excessive sweating. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the different types of treatment and their respective therapeutic options.
Palmar Hyperhidrosis (Sweaty Palms)
Excessive hand sweating is the most common form of profuse sweating. This is known as palmar hyperhidrosis. Los Angeles patients will often find this condition characterized by excessive wetness of the palms, even to the point of dripping. Excessively sweaty palms may be caused during the body’s normal stress response or even without any stimulus. Most patients begin to experience symptoms of sweaty palms in their early childhood or adolescent years. While conservative therapies for this condition do exist, the most effective treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis is a minimally invasive procedure called thoracoscopic sympathectomy, which possesses an over 90 percent success rate as a cure for sweaty hands.
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Plantar Hyperhidrosis (Sweaty Feet)
Plantar hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by profuse sweating of the feet. Left untreated, excessively sweaty feet can lead to other health conditions, such as foot odor and fungal infection. Several conservative therapies, such as topical medication, can relieve symptoms of plantar hyperhidrosis. In some cases, thoracoscopic sympathectomy can be used to cure excessive feet sweating.
Axillary Hyperhidrosis (Sweaty Armpits)
Approximately 1 percent of the population suffers from abnormal sweating in the armpits. Axillary hyperhidrosis is characterized by extreme, dripping sweat in the armpit area that is not suppressed by normal deodorant or antiperspirants. Profusely sweaty armpits can occur with the slightest physical activity and may even persist while resting. Patients with axillary hyperhidrosis who also experience excessive sweating in other parts of the body are good candidates for surgical treatment or Botox.
Facial Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Head Sweating)
Facial hyperhidrosis is a condition in which overactive nerves cause profuse facial sweating and blushing. Like other forms of the condition, it is often uncontrollable and can lead to embarrassing social consequences. Treatment for excessive facial sweating or blushing typically begins with conservative treatments, including medication and Botox. In more severe cases, minimally invasive thoracoscopic sympathectomy can help relieve symptoms. Unfortunately, many patients receiving this procedure for facial sweating experience a side effect of compensatory sweating in the back, abdomen, or lower limbs. In certain cases, medications may also be prescribed.
Some patients experience excessive sweating in the groin region, resulting in embarrassing and uncomfortable situations. At our Los Angeles facility, our thoracic surgeons provide treatment for profuse sweating of the groin.
Expert Treatment From Thoracic Surgeons
Although hyperhidrosis can be a very discomforting condition, several treatment options exist that can reduce or even act as a sweaty palms cure. Conservative treatment typically involves topical medications, acupuncture, or even Botox in an attempt to reduce sweating. Some patients with mild symptoms find relief from these therapies. However, these conservative options may not be effective for the long-term management of the condition.
The Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence offers a highly effective, minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of plantar hyperhidrosis (excessively sweaty palms). The procedure is called a thoracoscopic sympathectomy. This minimally invasive thoracic procedure is used to disrupt the nerve signals that cause excessive sweating.
Having trained extensively in thoracic surgical techniques at some of the most prestigious medical institutions, our thoracic surgeons Dr. Mahtabifard and Dr. Fuller consistently perform hyperhidrosis surgery with a high rate of success and a very low risk of complications. To help you better understand whether or not you’re a good candidate for treatment, we encourage you to contact our Los Angeles center today.
Contact a Thoracic Surgeon in Los Angeles
At the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, expert hyperhidrosis specialists are 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 thoracic surgeon in Los Angeles, please call (888) 349-1398 or fill out our contact form.
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