Sep 29, 2007

How To Stop Sweating With Surgery

By Paolo Basauri

Excessive sweating, a condition medically known as hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing thing. Patients who suffer from this condition have sweat dripping out of their faces, hands, armpits or feet – literally. Although some type of sweating can be attributed to psychological factors such as anxiety or stress-levels there is other type of hyperhidrosis which its exact causes are unknown. This generates frustration and embarrassment in people, but there is a choice thanks to the advance of medicine, the ETS.

ETS stands for Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, and this is a surgery that consists on manipulating the sympathetic chain that triggers sweating. You see, when you have hyperhidrosis of any kind, your glands are overactive, making you sweat way more than you need.

Suring this surgery, you are put under general anesthesia and the doctor inserts in you body small instruments through a tiny incision, and then manipulate your sympathectomy chain from the outside. This is the reason why patients can walk out of the hospital just hours after the surgery as been performed, but still your body has to learn to adapt to the new changes and this adaptive process may take a week.

The ETS is as we speak, the most effective way to treat hyperhidrosis. Success rates are between 85% to 95% and the patients end up relived and happy. Mostly because hyperhidrosis is a condition that carries a social stigma with it, and parts you from society. There could be some minor effects because of the surgery (some patients say they start sweating on other places like in the back), but people consider them minor compared to the trauma of having wet hands, feet or armpits all the time.

If you have hyperhidrosis, you too can benefit yourself from this surgery. Be sure to consult with your doctor, and he’ll fill you on all the details for the ETS, even its risk and side effects.
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