For patients of hyperhidrosis, a condition involving chronic sweating in the armpits, feet, and hands, there usually isn’t much they can do to treat their problem. The only real solution they could turn to was botox injections, which only worked for short periods of time.
But now, a group of scientists at John Hopkins Hospital have developed a new surgery that promises to treat hyperhidrosis. Called Thoracic Sympathectomy, the treatment involves cutting patients’ sympathico nerves. The researchers state their new surgery starts working almost immediately and is easy to recover from.
Hyperhidrosis of the feet is unpleasant and can affect your confidence and social life. If you have a problem with sweating profusely, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot and Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont will teach you about what causes hyperhidrosis and suggest ways you can care for it.
Hyperhidrosis of the Feet
Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.
Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.
Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.
In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it’s said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.
Botox is a common option only because these injections minimize the sweat glands. A last resort approach would be surgery but it’s best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to fit your needs.
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