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  Hyperhidrosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Primary hyperhidrosis is the condition characterized by abnormally increased perspiration, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature.
Primary hyperhidrosis is estimated at around 1% of the population, afflicting afflicting men and women equally.
One theory is that hyperhidrosis results from an over-active sympathetic nervous system, but this hyperactivity may in turn be caused by abnormal brain function.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hyperhidrosis   (1357 words)

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive sweating that occurs in up to 1% of the population.
Plantar hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating of the feet and leads to moist socks and shoes as well as increased foot odor.
The surgical therapy for hyperhidrosis entails removing or destroying the specific ganglion that cause sweating in the arm and the axillae.
www.sts.org /doc/4097   (1741 words)

 SURGERY FOR HYPERHIDROSIS ETS - Odaban Advanced Antiperspirant
Surgical procedures for Hyperhidrosis have improved in recent years and the irreversible cutting of nerves can now be replaced with clamping techniques which may be reversible should the CS prove to be too serious.
Hyperhidrosis of the feet, otherwise known as plantar hyperhidrosis is a very common problem and can often be treated using an advanced antiperspirant like Odaban spray.
Hyperhidrosis, the production of excessive perspiration / sweat, can be a socially crippling condition that makes life a misery for the very many men and women that suffer from excessive sweating.
www.odaban.com /surgery-hyperhidrosis-ets.html   (2564 words)

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the hands, feet and other parts of the body) is a condition in which the sympathetic nervous system does not shut off the sweat reflex properly.
Hyperhidrosis causes the hands, feet or other parts of the body to sweat profusely with no useful purpose, regardless of how hot or cold it is.
Although the majority of patients with hyperhidrosis are young adults, cases have been noted in infants and young children, as well as people in their 60s.
www.cedars-sinai.edu /5370.html   (298 words)

 Hyperhidrosis Information on Healthline
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating in the armpits, palms, soles of the feet, face, scalp, and/or torso.
In primary hyperhidrosis, the cause is unknown and excessive sweating is localized in the armpits, hands, face, and/or feet.
Previously, it was thought that hyperhidrosis was rare, occurring in only 0.6–1 percent of adolescents and young adults; however, a national survey conducted in 2004 found that up to 2.8 percent of Americans (approximately 7.8 million individuals) may have hyperhidrosis.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/hyperhidrosis-1   (942 words)

 Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis: A Therapeutic Challenge - March 1, 2004 - American Family Physician
Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which the eccrine (sweat) glands of the palms and soles secrete inappropriately large quantities of sweat.
Thus, treatment of palmoplantar hyperhidrosis remains a challenge, and a logical approach must be taken to individualize therapy based on the degree of functional impairment.
One study of 1,688 patients with palmoplantar hyperhidrosis reported a 99.5 percent success rate after initial treatment, with a 7.8 percent relapse rate after an average of 39 months; all of the patients who relapsed were retreated successfully, resulting in a final success rate of 99.9 percent.
www.aafp.org /afp/20040301/1117.html   (2457 words)

 Hyperhidrosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.
In the case of palmar hyperhidrosis, the sweating of the hands is excessive.
Hyperhidrosis is not a disease, but a symptom.
www.siumed.edu /surgery/cardiothor/hyper.htm   (583 words)

Hyperhidrosis, the production of excessive perspiration / sweat, can be a socially crippling condition that makes life a misery for the very many men, women and children that suffer from excessive sweating.
The treatment of first choice for Hyperhidrosis is an aluminium chloride hexahydrate antiperspirant, do stick to this aluminium salt as the other aluminium formulations are not effective enough for HH sufferers.
The procedure of cutting the sympathetic nerves that trigger Hyperhidrosis has been improved over the years and the recent clamping techniques are now reversible, should the CS be found to be unacceptable.
www.hyperhidrosis-sweat.com /E_hyperhydrosis.htm   (1157 words)

 Hyperhidrosis and Excessive Sweating Causes
Hyperhidrosis affects millions of people around the world – nearly 3% of the population, according to some studies.
This kind of excessive sweating typically occurs either on your palms (palmar hyperhidrosis), in your underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis), on your face (facial hyperhidrosis), or in your feet (plantar hyperhidrosis).
As a result of hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands disobey these signals, as it were, and produce substantial volumes of sweat that then seek outlets on your underarms, face, palms and feet.
www.hyperhidrosisweb.com   (555 words)

 What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis may be defined as excessive sweating due to overactivity of the eccrine (sweat) glands, or perspiring beyond what is necessary to maintain the body's regular temperature.
Hyperhidrosis may be caused by a range of illnesses, diseases, and metabolic disorders.
Whether it is localized or generalized, hyperhidrosis is associated with significant social and professional consequences and reduced quality of life.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/cs/divisions/cardiothoracic/dd_hydrosis.html   (369 words)

 Hyperhydrosis | Sweating | Hyperhidrosis | Hyperhidrosis Symptoms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hyperhidrosis can occur suddenly or continuously, in the four major areas: hands (palmer hyperhidrosis), armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), feet (plantar hyperhidrosis), and face (facial hyperhidrosis).
Patients with palmar hyperhidrosis disorder are constantly aware of their condition and think they have to live with it.
Facial Hyperhidrosis, sweating of the face, may be so profuse that it causes the person to be insecure, appearing overly-anxious, when this is not really the case.
www.curesweatypalms.com /Hyperhidrosis.shtml   (646 words)

 University of Chicago Hospitals: Questions and Answers About Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder of the eccrine, or sweat, glands.
This is called secondary hyperhidrosis because it usually occurs as a sign of a serious underlying condition, such as thyroid disease or tuberculosis.
Surgery is effective for 95 to 98 percent of hand hyperhidrosis and 75 to 80 percent effective for underarm hyperhidrosis.
www.uchospitals.edu /specialties/hyperhidrosis/questions.html   (706 words)

 eMedicine - Hyperhidrosis : Article by Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In its localized form, hyperhidrosis may result from a disruption followed by abnormal regeneration of sympathetic nerves or a localized abnormality in the number or distribution of the eccrine glands, or it may be associated with other (usually vascular) abnormalities.
Harlequin syndrome is characterized by unilateral hyperhidrosis and flushing, predominantly induced by heat or exercise (Moon, 2005).
Palmar hyperhidrosis is a benign functional disorder that is a psychological and social handicap (Kumagai, 2005).
www.emedicine.com /derm/topic893.htm   (3961 words)

 Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
This is a far more frequent condition than secondary hyperhidrosis and appears, generally, localized in one or several locations of the body (most often hands, feet, armpits or a combination of them).
Also hyperhidrosis of the armpits can be embarrassing causing large wet marks and sometimes a white halo of salt from sweating on the cloths.
It is difficult to apply in axillary, and impossible to use in diffuse hyperhidrosis of the face or the trunk/thigh region.
www.parsec.it /summit/hyper1e.htm   (1244 words)

 Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Hyperhidrosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis can sweat even when the temperature is cool, and when they are at rest.
Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2%-3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found.  It seems to run in families.
Prospective open-label study of botulinum toxin type A in patients with axillary hyperhidrosis: effects on functional impairment and quality of life.
www.lifespan.org /adam/healthillustratedencyclopedia/1/007259.html   (1043 words)

 Treatment of Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis may be defined as excessive sweating, beyond a level required to maintain normal body temperature in response to heat exposure or exercise.
Gustatory hyperhidrosis is an unusual iatrogenic cause of facial hyperhidrosis in response to hot or spicy foods, resulting from surgery to the parotid gland and subsequent aberrant regenerating parasympathetic fibers.
Treatment of hyperhidrosis, including gustatory hyperhidrosis, may be considered medically necessary only when the hyperhidrosis is persistent and severe, and has resulted in significant medical complications such as skin maceration with secondary infection.
www.regence.com /trgmedpol/medicine/med79.html   (1743 words)

 No Sweat: Dealing With Hyperhidrosis
This condition is known as hyperhidrosis and for people afflicted with this condition, it's certainly no laughing matter.
Hyperhidrosis can also be passed down as an unwanted family trait.
Hyperhidrosis occurs when we sweat more than we need to, trying to keep our body temperature down.
www.personalmd.com /news/hyperhidrosis_062000.shtml   (444 words)

 Home | aHealthyme.com
People with hyperhidrosis often must change their clothes at least once a day, and their shoes can be ruined by the excess moisture.
Hyperhidrosis may also contribute to such skin diseases as athlete's foot (tinea pedis) and contact dermatitis.
Physicians believe that hyperhidrosis can be linked to a breakdown in communication between the brain and the mechanisms that activate sweating.
www.ahealthyme.com /article/gale/100084729   (557 words)

 Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). DermNet NZ
Hyperhidrosis may affect the entire body, or it may be localised to the armpits, palms, soles, face or elsewhere.
The exact cause or causes of hyperhidrosis are unknown.
Talcum powder and corn starch powder are suitable for mild hyperhidrosis.
www.dermnetnz.org /hair-nails-sweat/hyperhidrosis.html   (795 words)

 Hyperhidrosis Center :: Defining Hyperhidrosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is estimated that one percent of the population - or 2.8 million people - have hyperhidrosis.
A UCLA study in February 2002 shows strong evidence that sweaty palms syndrome is genetic, meaning it is inherited and tends to run in families.
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term describing an abnormal state of excessive sweating or perspiration beyond the normal needs of the body.
www.hyperhidrosis-center.com /hyper.html   (274 words)

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which a person experiences excessive sweating in their hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), underarms (axillary), face and/or feet (plantar).
The prevalence of hyperhidrosis is not well-documented, but it is estimated to affect up to one percent of the U.S. population.
Consequently, many people with hyperhidrosis are now considering the minimally invasive surgical treatment known as thoracoscopic sympathectomy, sometimes called endoscopic transthoracic sympathectomy (ETS).
www.umm.edu /thoracic/thoracic5.html   (488 words)

 Hyperhidrosis | Excessive Sweating Symptoms and Treatment
Defining Hyperhidrosis (misspelled hyperhydrosis) - Sweating is necessary to control body temperature during times of exercise and warm/hot surroundings.
Hyperhidrosis of the armpits causes large wet marks and staining on the clothes.
The results vary: many patients (70%), suffering from light to moderate hyperhidrosis, are happy with the method, some may consider it too time-consuming or inefficient and comparably expensive.
www.hyperhidrosis-usa.com /hyperhidrosis.html   (1126 words)

 Welcome - The Hyperhidrosis Center of Houston, Dr Jim Garza, end excessive sweating
Those who are plagued with hyperhidrosis are always reluctant in social and business settings, never knowing when they will experience the embarrassment of profuse sweating.
People who suffer with hyperhidrosis are reluctant to share a hug, to dance, to play cards, to get close.
The excessive sweating of hyperhidrosis manifests itself in a variety of conditions, both physical and emotional.
www.handsdry.com   (352 words)

 Hyperhidrosis, Sweaty palms, Perspiration cure, excessive sweating, perspiration, ETS
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body.
The most common areas where hyperhidrosis occurs are the hands, feet and face, primarily in adolescents, and its cause is unknown.
Palmar hyperhidrosis may not seem like a serious enough problem to warrant surgery, but individuals who suffer from hyperhidrosis deal with everything from minor issues such as smudged paper to major ones such as difficulty holding pens, tools, buttons and social isolation.
www.sweatypalms.org   (259 words)

 hyperhidrosis - treatment and cure for excessive sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a functional and socially disabling problem which has no known etiology, but has been related to hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system.
ETS may be used in treating axillary hyperhidrosis specially if it is accompanied by palmar hyperhidrosis.
When ETS is performed for palmar, facial or axillary hyperhidrosis, many individuals who also suffer from pedal hyperhidrosis improve dramatically.
www.endsweat.com /hyperhidrosis.html   (432 words)

 Diagnosis - The Hyperhidrosis Center of Houston, Dr Jim Garza, end excessive sweating
Palmar hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the palms and hands is one of the most common manifestations of the condition.
The sweating and odor associated with axillary hyperhidrosis is constant and resistant to all deodorants.
Unlike hyperhidrosis that affects the hands and underarms, the sympathetic nerve fibers that stimulate sweating of the feet arise from both the thoracic and lumbar sympathetic nerve chains.
www.handsdry.com /hyperhidrosis.html   (974 words)

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