Sweaty palms can affect anyone. Stress, heat, or a number of other factors can cause excessive sweating. However, for some people chronic, excessive sweating does not occur for any of these reasons. The medical term for this is hyperhidrosis. In addition to on the palms, hyperhidrosis can occur on the face, armpits, feet, and other parts of the body.
If you suffer from sweaty palms, Beverly Hills doctors are here to help. Our experts at the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence are world-renown for their cutting edge hyperhidrosis treatment. Call 888.349.1398 today or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.
Causes of Sweaty Palms
Beverly Hills doctors treat sweaty palms caused by a number of factors. For most people, sweaty palms occur during nervousness or excitement. For those with hyperhidrosis, however, it comes from over-activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
Treatment of Sweaty Palms
There are a number of different treatments available for sweaty palms. Beverly Hills doctors often turn to conservative treatments first. These include topical and oral medication, Botox, and iontophoresis
Topical medications are typically antiperspirants such as Drysol that plug the pores of the skin and signal the body to sweat less. These are applied at night and washed off in the morning.
Common oral medications are anti-cholinergic agents such as Robinul that work to block the receptors in the sympathetic nervous system. These are the nerves that cause sweaty palms.
Beverly Hills Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy
Surgery is the most effective cure for sweaty hands. This is done using a small camera inserted into the chest that allows the doctor to see inside without the need for large incisions. Here the nerves responsible for excessive sweating are clipped. The result is a reduction in perspiration.
Sweaty Palms Beverly Hills Doctor
Are you tired of the embarrassment and worry that comes from sweaty palms? The expert thoracic surgeons at the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence can help. Call us today or contact us online to get started.