Excessive face Sweating
Underarms, hands and feet sweating
People come from around the world to the Center for the Cure of Sweaty Palms to consult with Dr. Fritz Baumgartner, an expert in the cure of palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms), axillary hyperhidrosis (sweaty underarms), and plantar hyperhidrosis (sweaty feet). Dr. Fritz J. Baumgartner, Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, is the foremost leader in his field. He is a recipient of “AMERICA’S TOP SURGEONS” award for 2002-2003 and 2004-2005, and “AMERICA’S TOP PHYSICIANS” award for 2004-2005. Dr. Baumgartner utilizes the most advanced, minimally-invasive, endoscopic techniques to cure hyperhidrosis by using micro incisions that reduce muscle and tissue disruption.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
- What is hyperhidrosis?
Every day, the human body perspires to maintain constant internal body temperature. Perspiration is regulated by the Sympathetic Nervous System, which controls about five million sweat glands in the body. Sweating is controlled by branches of the sympathetic chain that is located within the chest cavity.Hyperhydrosis is a medical condition that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body. Although no one knows why some individuals sweat excessively, it is known that the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. Excessive sweating may be episodic or continuous.
- Where does hyperhidrosis occur?
Hyperhidrosis can occur suddenly or continuously, in the four major areas: hands (palmer hyperhidrosis), armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), feet (plantar hyperhidrosis), and face (facial hyperhidrosis).
palmar hyperhidrosis | axillary hyperhidrosis | plantar hyperhidrosis |
- What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis?
Symptoms Of Hyperhidrosis
Having palmer hyperhidrosis, axillary hyperhidrosis, plantar hyperhidrosis, and/or facial hyperhidosis is a profound and dramatic experience. It affects all aspects of life, including work and related professional activities, the activities of daily living and normal, interpersonal social actions.
- Is there a surgical treatment for hyperhidrosis?
Although alternative treatments such as oral medication, BOTOX®, Drysol® and Drionic® are available, the only long-lasting, effective treatment is to surgically stop the signal transmissions of the sympathetic nerve impulse to sweat glands. Basically, this can be achieved for all locations in the body such as palms, face, armpits, and feet. This procedure is known as Endoscopic Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy (ETS).
- What is excessive sweating?
Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, can affect the entire body, but usually occurs in the palms, soles, armpits, and/or groin area. Excessive sweating is normal when a person is anxious or has a fever. However, when the condition is chronic, it may signal thyroid problems, low blood sugar, nervous system disorders, or other medical problems.