Hyperhidrosis is an exaggerated and unnecessary increase in sweating, which essentially affects the hands, armpits and feet. The sweating process is necessary for the control of body temperature and is regulated by the sympathetic system, however, about 1.7% of the population has an inappropriate functioning of this system, in which exaggerated stimulus are sent to the sweat glands that produce sweating. intense in certain areas of the body, thus resulting in hyperhidrosis.

The most common and uncomfortable form of hyperhidrosis is that which affects the palms of the hands, as it creates problems with social relationships (such as shaking hands), and conditions most of the work (electronic components, delicate materials, aesthetics , etc.).

Axillary hyperhidrosis is frequent and limits the patient’s use of certain pieces of clothing by leaving visible marks, a situation that conditions their day-to-day.

Craniofacial hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating on the face and scalp. Because it is impossible to “disguise” there are even patients who stop performing daily activities and who claim that their professional evolution is inevitably affected.

This problem creates insecurities when dealing with other people and the most common tendency is to hide it. It is proved that hyperhidrosis is an organic and not a psychological alteration and, over time, it ends up psychologically affecting those who suffer from this disease. The biggest difficulties are social and affective relationships, and the constant use of tissues to greet other people, write, use the computer or other work tools.

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Video-assisted Bilateral Upper Thoracic Sympathectomy is the definitive treatment for hyperhidrosis. This procedure has been known for some time, however, until a few years ago it was not possible to perform the surgery in a simple and minimally invasive way.

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