Excessive swearing symptoms can extend far beyond physical discomfort. Hyperhidrosis may be socially embarrassing, career-restricting, and even functionally disabling. Fortunately, most patients can achieve long-term relief from symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
The Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence offers a team of renowned thoracic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive management of excessive sweating. Patients treated for profuse sweating at our state-of-the-art outpatient center in Los Angeles receive the highest quality of care and exceptional outcomes. To schedule a consultation with a thoracic surgeon, contact us at (888) 349-1398.
Physical Symptoms of Overactive Sweat Glands
The most common symptom of hyperhidrosis is excessive and unpredictable sweating in one or several regions of the body. The hands, feet, armpits, face, and groin are the most commonly affected. Sweating may cause excessive wetness, even to the point of dripping. Moreover, periods of excessive sweating may occur without normal physiological triggers, such as warm temperatures, exercise, or anxiety.
In some cases, causes of excessive sweating can lead to painful or irritating skin conditions. Patients with plantar (foot) hyperhidrosis are particularly susceptible to bacterial infection, fungal infection, and maceration (disintegration) of the skin if closed-toed shoes and socks are worn for long periods of time.
Excessive sweating may become functionally disabling while performing certain daily tasks. People with palmar hyperhidrosis, also known as hand sweating, may find it difficult to grip the steering wheel while driving a car or to avoid smearing ink when handling papers at the office. The disruption of normal activities can lead to negative social and emotional consequences.
Emotional Hyperhidrosis Symptoms
While the physical symptoms can be discomforting, the social and emotional impact of excessive sweating is often the most debilitating. Individuals may become constantly self-conscious of their sweating and avoid basic social gestures such as shaking hands. This social embarrassment may impact career choices or decrease the intimacy of personal relationships. Severe hyperhidrosis symptoms can cause some patients to develop emotional problems over time, including depression, anxiety, and decreased confidence. Left untreated, hyperhidrosis could affect just about every area of your life.
When To Seek Treatment for Excessive Sweating
Anyone with mild to severe symptoms of hyperhidrosis should seek medical treatment. Doing so can reduce or even eliminate excessive sweating and reverse the negative social and emotional effects of the condition. Several effective treatment options exist, ranging from topical medication and acupuncture to Botox and minimally invasive surgery. Depending on the location and severity of your sweating, our team of hyperhidrosis experts can help determine which therapeutic option is best for you.
Contact a Thoracic Surgeon in Los Angeles
At the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence, our team of thoracic surgeons in Los Angeles are committed to providing comprehensive, individualized treatment plans for each patient. Dr. Mahtabifard and Dr. Fuller have extensive knowledge of excessive sweating and are highly skilled in the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques.
If you have been experiencing overactive sweating or would like to schedule a consultation with a doctor, please call (888) 349-1398 or fill out our contact form.
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