EXCESSIVE SWEATING SURGERY SIDE EFFECTS - ETS Surgery Side Effects
Excessive Sweating of the armpits also known as (Axillary Hyperhidrosis) or hyperhydrosis
Excessive sweating and Hyperhidrosis patients should only consider treatments that involve surgery after they have exhausted EVERY OTHER METHOD KNOWN TO MANKIND. I say this seriously because we have hundreds of people who have contacted us within the past 5 years who have undergone a surgery known as ETS (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy), have experienced severe compensatory sweating, that is sweating in other parts of the body outside the armpit like the stomach, rear end, crotch and legs.
In addition, once the nerves inside the thoracic region have been cut, there is virtually no way to repair them or successfully reverse the surgery. Although some people come out of the surgery just fine, the percentage of people with severe compensatory sweating has to be 10-20% of the patients and not the <1% that is reported to prospective patients seeking surgery consultations.
Dr. Reisfeld of the Center for Hyperhidrosis in CA recommends Maxim antiperspirant as a good surgical alternative. Dr. Reisfeld is one of the best in the field of Thoracic surgery. Dr. Reisfeld does not recommend ETS for excessive hand sweating and excessive armpit sweating.
Excessive sweating and hyperhidrosis causes - the reason for excessive armpit sweating and hyperhidrosis happens to many people can generally be related to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. Sometimes obesity, food and anxiety can play a role, but it basically is the way you were created. Although sometimes a medical condition such as diabetes can be attributed to the cause and if this is true, the medical disorder should be treated.
Excessive sweating and hyperhydrosis can also be treated by a machine called Drionic which uses iontophoresis which basically uses electrical current to "zap" or paralyze your sweat glands temporarily.
Outside of ETS, there is probably a good method of surgery which involves removal of the sweat glands in the armpits. Conventional methods involved excision of the sweat glands but this can lead to scarring and hair loss and may lead to a constriction of the skin in the armpit which can restrict your movement. There is a new procedure that Dr. Reisfeld does using suction and scraping (curettage). This is a procedure where the surgeon generally makes small incisions in the armpit and then scrapes or through vacuum assistance, removes the sweat glands. The success rate I am told is around 90%. This would probably be a good alternative for those who do not respond to conventional treatments for axillary sweating and hyperhydrosis of the armpits.
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