Doctors Invent New Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
A team at John Hopkins Hospital has revealed a technique they’ve been developing which is believed to have a potential to effectively treat hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that involves recurring, profuse sweat in the hands, feet, and armpits of sufferers.
Normally, the only kinds of treatment available to patients with this condition are temporary ones like botox injections. But doctors at Hopkins’ “Center for Sweat Disorders” claim that they can reduce the effects of hyperhidrosis by cutting patients’ sympathico nerves, a procedure that works quickly and is easy to bounce back from.
Hyperhidrosis isn’t always a health concern, but it’s unpleasant and can affect your self-esteem and overall hygiene. For professional advice about hyperhidrosis in the feet speak with a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee. Dr. Khaimov can examine your feet and teach you on how to treat your foot condition.
Hyperhidrosis of the Feet
Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.
Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.
Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.
Botox is a common option only because these injections minimize the sweat glands. A final last resort approach would be surgery but it’s best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Fort Lee, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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