Latest Compensatory hyperhidrosis Stories

2009-07-23 10:19:00

PIPERSVILLE, Pa., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For the millions of Americans suffering from hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, the body's mechanism for cooling itself is overactive and can cause sweat production that is up to four or five times more than normal. While some people may only think about sweating during the hot summer months, individuals with hyperhidrosis may find excessive sweating can disrupt their daily and recreational activities, regardless of the season. To view the...

2009-05-07 08:00:00

Appropriate treatment of the condition may decrease potential risk SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with the excessive sweating condition known as hyperhidrosis already have to deal with a number of life-inhibiting social issues. Sweaty palms or unsightly underarm stains can make simple tasks such as shaking hands or raising an arm extremely embarrassing. According to a new study, people with primary hyperhidrosis also have a higher risk of developing skin...

2008-07-14 15:00:51

It's only natural to have clammy hands when nervous or excited, but imagine having excessively wet, sweaty hands all the time... hands that literally drip with sweat, making the simple act of shaking hands embarrassing and uncomfortable. An estimated 3 million Americans experience excessive sweating -- a medical condition called hyperhidrosis -- that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body. Excessive hand sweating (palmar hyperhidrosis), can be severe,...

2005-11-30 12:30:00

By M. Mary Conroy CHICAGO -- A minimally invasive procedure, developed by interventional radiologists in Belgium, cures patients who have excessive sweating of the palms without the need for surgery, according to results reported at the Radiological Society of North American annual meeting. The treatment for the condition, also known as palmar hyperhidrosis, involves blockage of the nerve, referred to as sympathectomy, to stop the excessive sweating. Forty-seven of 50 patients were treated...

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