Hyperhidrosis-cure.jpg Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a serious problem and can be quite embarrassing for the sufferer. It leads to low confidence and esteem. The exact cause of this condition is not known and there are no known cures. Usually, a person resorts to a combination of treatments. Now, a new study conducted on 300 participants by a team at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix shows that this problem can be contained by severing the nerves that send signals to the sweat glands. The results of this study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Washington, D.C.

Procedure Highlights
a. This is a minimally invasive procedure.
b. The nerves which cause excessive sweating are identified by a very small fiber optic camera inserted through three small incisions.
c. The faulty nerves are then identified and severed.
d. Clinical studies have proved the efficacy of this surgery.

Disadvantages
a. Possible complications could be arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, postoperative depression, postoperative pneumothorax and pleural adhesions.
b. 16 participants of the trial also complained of excessive sweating in other parts of the body.
c. 7 participants complained of Horner's syndrome due to nerve damage just above the cut nerves.
d. Other possible side effects could be less than normal facial sweating, drooping of eyelids and contraction of pupil size on the side of the body where the nerve damage occurs.
e. 6 participants also complained of intercostal neuralgia.