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Sweaty Palms

Sweaty Palms is known medically as palmar hyperhidrosis. Sweaty palms/hands is the most common form of hyperhidrosis for those suffering from excessive sweating. Excessive hand sweating (sweaty palms) is a clinical medical condition affecting patients in their day to day lives with social and or functional activities. This condition affects 1-2% of the worlds population. Over time this condition can have a major and negative impact on peoples lives. The good news is that there is a proven and permanent outpatient surgical solution to end sweaty palms. Patients can return home the same day and resume normal activities within a short time. Dedicating his career to hyperhidrosis, Dr. Reisfeld has helped more patients end their suffering from sweaty palms than any other doctor in the U.S with an incredible 98%+ success rate. Below you will find more information on the condition and the proven surgical solution.

Proven Cure and Success Rates:

Over the last 20 years, important advancements were made and many operations were performed with the help of miniature cameras (Endoscopic Surgery). In these surgeries, entrance into the body cavities, such as the abdomen or chest, is done through miniature incisions that results in minimal surgical damage and allows for speedy recoveries. Sweaty palms are cured in over 98-99% of cases. Why not 100%? There are some rare cases in which anatomical abnormalities can be found preventing the surgeons ability to complete the operation safely. Also in some rare cases severe scarring from previous unrecognized infections within the chest cavity can prevent the surgeon from completing the operation safely. Safety always comes first in these elective procedures. Operations today are done on an outpatient basis (patients return home the same day) achieving the same results as the open operation in the past but without the long hospital stays, severe pain, and excessive scarring.

Excessive sweaty hands can be quite severe affecting a patient’s everyday life both functionally and socially. Everyday activities such as using computers, musical instruments, and even driving can become a difficult task due to excessive hand sweating. Simple tasks such as opening a doorknob can be difficult. Personal relationships can also be affected negatively. (See Hyperhidrosis Testimonials) In a smaller sub-group of patients excessive hand sweating is associated with panic attacks which can be attributed to their fear of simple social situations. In about 50% or more of the patients sweaty palms/hands is genetic. Sweaty palms/hands usually begins early in childhood and can get more severe towards the late teenage years and into early adulthood. In some rare cases hyperhidrosis started, after a definite physical injury, either within the chest cavity or in a few cases because of electrocution. Obviously these kind of cases are rare but point to other rare possibilities as a cause of hyperhidrosis.

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The International Hyperhidrosis Society divides the severity of Palmar Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Hand Sweating into four subgroups. Group one consists of patients that have mild hand sweating which does not cause any functional or social problems. On the other end of the spectrum are patients with excessive hand sweating at a level of wetness described as dripping affecting them on a daily basis. Patients from the last group rarely have benefit from conservative measures such as Drysol, Drionic, Maxim, Oral Medications, or Botox. Obviously the above classification is an artificial one and even patients without dripping are good candidates for the surgery. The question that should be answered by any patient is the following:

Quality of Life After Surgery

In a few studies that were published on the topic of quality of life changes. The outcome was very positive with regard to the quality of life improvements after the surgery.

Causes of Sweaty Palms:

The term “hypersympathetic activity” is more accurate terminology because excessive sweating is caused by heightened activity in the sympathetic chain. The sympathetic chain is part of the autonomic nervous system which is located within the chest cavity. It has nothing to do with motoric or sensory functions which are part of the voluntary nervous system. Those functions are controlled by us compared to the independent nature of the sympathetic system.

Today, sympathectomy is performed endoscopically. One or two small incisions are made on each side of the chest cavity through which a fiber optic camera and other instruments are inserted. The sympathetic chain is then resected, coagulated, or clamped. At present, Dr. Reisfeld only performs the clamping method. Due to the fact that this is the preferred method done Dr. Reisfeld uses two small incisions on each side of the chest cavity. This method has the possibility of reversal. The success rate by all methods for the treatment of sweaty hands is about 98%. To learn more about the procedure in detail click here.

Sweaty Palms (Palmar Hyperhidrosis) Summary:

Excessive hand sweating can be a serious problem both in social settings and everyday functional activities such as opening a door, writing a paper, driving, computer usage or signing your name. These are just a few examples of how palmar hyperhidrosis can affect a person.

You may ask what should I do? Those affected should first discuss the matter with their doctor and then first try theconservative hyperhidrosis treatment measures available. If those measures do not give satisfactory relief then consideration should be given to the hyperhidrosis surgical treatment options to hyperhidrosis.

What about Excessive foot Sweating?

As a matter of fact after years of doing the Thoracic Sympathectomy it is becoming more evident that the success rate for plantar hyperhidrosis (foot sweating) is no more than 30% with the ETS procedure. For this reason the lumbar sympathectomy has emerged as a excellent option for those patients who did not get any relief with their plantar sweating after the thoracic sympathectomy or for those whom their plantar sweating is their major problem. The success rate of lumbar sympathectomy for excessive foot sweating is about 97%.

Questions

What is the age range for patients to have the ETS procedure done?

The age range of patients for which Dr. Reisfeld performs the ETS procedure is between 10 years old and 66 years old. Dr. Reisfeld assesses each patient on a case by case basis. Generally speaking at present the recommendation for younger patients is to wait until they have gained more physiological, physical and mental maturation. This means that the potential patients should wait until the approximate age of 15 or 16. It is however recommended that Dr. Reisfeld be contacted for a much more precise assessment. Please see our section on younger age hyperhidrosis.

Is the ETS procedure right for me?

Yes, it may very well be. Dr. Reisfeld consults and meets with every interested patient to determine if the procedure is right for him or her. The surgical solution to end hyperhidrosis is both highly effective and extremely safe. Dr.Reisfeld is the most experienced ETS doctor in the U.S. He takes great pride in what he does and it shows time and time again. He performs this proven surgery practically on a daily basis helping those who suffer from hyperhidrosis take their lives back. Contact us and we can arrange for you to personally speak with Dr. Reisfeld and ask any specific questions you have.

Sweaty Palms Testimonials:

“I admire your impeccable professionalism and your utmost skill in the performance of this highly technical and precise surgical procedure. I have waited many years since I was a young girl to properly get rid of this problem. My knowledge as a dermatologist led me to the best procedure and to the best doctor.”

Ligaya.B, M.D.    Read More From Doctor Ligaya

“I had the ETS surgery for palmar hyperhidrosis in 2003 and wanted to thank you and your staff for all of help. Taking a standardized test in the past was nearly impossible without handing in a sopping wet ScanTron sheet. Since my surgery date, I was able to take the paper and pencil medical school entrance exams. I applied to medical school and now I am a second year medical student in Ohio! This surgery changed my life.”

Sarah    Read More From Sarah

“I would also like to thank all of your staff for such a pleasant experience. They were very friendly and helpful from the first time that I made a phone call to your office up to the time in the recovery room. Everyone made me feel very comfortable and well taken care of.”

Peggy.P    Read More From Peggy

  Read from several touching thank you letters Dr. Reisfeld has received over the years since 1996.

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Do you have any hand sweating questions that were not answered here? Would you like to speak with Dr. Reisfeld to answer those questions? To learn more about what we can do for you, contact The Center for Hyperhidrosis by contacting our office or post your comments or questions below and we will do our best to reply.

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Comments

  1. Terrell Washington  July 23, 2015

    Hi,
    I live in Kansas City KS and been suffering from sweaty palms and feet for 27 years. Its very embarrassing and I want it fixed ASAP!! I want to know how much it cost for the procedure and where can I get it done?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 24, 2015

      In order to get more information please call 310 557 3037. Thanks

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      • albert a  July 25, 2015

        Nearest place in southern california were i can get this done.asap.and is it affordable?seen it on a tv once but from price they said its to costly.need imfo asap thanks.

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        • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 26, 2015

          Thanks Albert, as you know we are located in Southern California. Please call our office anytime (310) 557-3037.

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  2. Neelam  July 19, 2015

    Hello, I am a 59 year old woman . I’ve suffered from palm sweating for many years now. I also suffer from recurring anxiety and depression. Can this surgery be beneficial at my age ? Please suggest an option for me otherwise. What is the cost of surgery if I can undergo one. Thank you.

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 19, 2015

      In view of the clinical symptoms that you are describing I will not recommend you the ETS that we are performing for excessive hand sweating. The anxiety and the depression are not indications to do this surgery.

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  3. Benn Huang  June 2, 2015

    Since the ETS procedure is reversible, was there any patient who chose to reverse it before?

    Thanks,
    Benn

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  June 3, 2015

      Theoretically the ETS is reversible easier when it is done with the clamping method. This is not a 100% statement and I believe it is not more than 50%. There are a lot of factors that determine success or failure.In any case reversal after a cutting method or any destructional method is much more difficult to perform. Very few were done with some documented success.

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  4. Habib  April 14, 2015

    Hi,

    Do you know any doctor or the centre in London? For sweaty palm, feet and armpits

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  April 15, 2015

      No. I`m not familiar with any one in London. Thx

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    • Abir  April 23, 2015

      Hi, i am suffering from hand and foot sweating from my childhood. Now i am 22 and i am facing a different problem alongside sweating. For near about 2 years, small and itchy rashes are coming out on both my hands and feet. why this is happening? is there any remedy? i am mentally getting frustrated day by day because of this. Please give me a suggestion.

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      • Center For Hyperhidrosis  April 23, 2015

        It is somewhat difficult to answer your question in a written format like we have here. It will be much easier and helpful if you can call the office at 310 557 3037 so a meaningful discussion can be made about the topic of excessive hands and feet sweating (primary-focal hyperhidrosis) Thanks.

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  5. James  March 26, 2015

    Are there any home remedies that can help stop hand sweating. I heard that soaking your hands in cold water for 30 mins helps. On YouTube it said that if you put vinegar on your hands or if you drink it it will stop. It said that using Rose Petal oil on your hands would help. They said that soaking your hand in baking soda helps. I heard that Soaking your hands in Sage Tea works. I’ve tried Drysol and it doesn’t work. Are there any remedies that could help for anyone that doesn’t prefer to have surgery? Can you try to solve this

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  March 26, 2015

      As of now none of the home remedies or any other conservative measure had shown any degree of success. You can read about those in the section of alternatives methods on the website sweaty-palms.com You can try but the surgery is the only long lasting approach. Read the site and if you need you can call us at 310 557 3037. Thanks

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  6. Rich  March 25, 2015

    Hi! I have sweat problem in my hands and feet since i was a boy, im 41 yrs old now. Now my eldest son is 13 yrs old has the same problem. Looks like this problem is genetics but thank god my youngest doesnt have it. Do you have an office here in new jersey? Or do you know any good doctors doing this kind of procedure here in new jersey? I really feel bad for my son he had to deal with this thing everyday at school. Thank you very much.

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  March 25, 2015

      What you are describing is a typical case of excessive hands and feet sweating.(palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis). Yes it is a genetic based illness. I believe that you have tried some conservative measures which basically do not help. Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy is a proven method to help those that conservative measures did not. I`m not familiar with any one in your home state. You are more than welcome to call me at 310 557 3037 so more light can be shed on the issue. Thanks.

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  7. Tyler Egnatuk  February 19, 2015

    Hello my name is Tyler, i am 15 and have been suffering of sweaty palms for 2 and a half years now. Very embarrassing in school. Any quick solutions i could do with home remedies? Please comment back any suggestions. Thank you

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 19, 2015

      Hi Tyler. If you did not try any conservative measures you can try the Drysol or some oral medications. You can read about the alternative methods on my site sweaty-palms.com If those do not help you can call the office and I`ll be happy to discuss the surgical options with you. Tel 310 557 3037 Thanks

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  8. Omar Perez  February 16, 2015

    I live at south Lake Tahoe, California and I have been suffering excessive hand and foot sweating since I was 9. My sweaty palms have ruined my dates because I have to keep using a towel or paper to wipe my hands all the time. I can’t even hold hands and it’s so embarrising. For 10 years I thought it would just go away now I waited long enough. Please can you help me?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 16, 2015

      Thanks Omar. Yes,we can help. The best way to start is to call the office at 310 557 3037 so I can discuss with you the issues and the possible solutions. Thanks

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    • alicia  February 17, 2015

      i am 32 year old female and i am having the same issue where both of my palms are sweaty i didn’t have this problem when i was a kid but now it’s hard to do anything because of it so i don’t know if i should call the doctors and make an appointment or just go into urgent care

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      • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 17, 2015

        It is somewhat difficult to give you a good answer with out knowing other details about you and the exact nature of your problems with palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis. If you live in continental USA you can give us a call and you can discuss your problems with Dr. Reisfeld. Tel. 310 557 3037. Thanks

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  9. EMMANUEL  February 13, 2015

    Hi, my name is Emmanuel and i am from Nigeria. I have been suffering from sweaty palm and foot ever since i was 10yrs old and now am 25yrs old, so i was wondering how can get treatment here in Nigeria. please let me know thanks.

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 13, 2015

      Hi Emmanuel. I`m sorry but I do not know any one in your country who performs the operation for excessive hands and feet sweating.

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  10. sahul  February 13, 2015

    i have a same problem what i do this problem my old 28 years i am in tamilnadu in india we have any treatments from chennai plz what i do help me????????

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 13, 2015

      You will have to find a surgeon in India who can treat palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis. Thanks

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  11. James  February 4, 2015

    Hi.my name is James from kenya.I have had sweaty palms ever since I was about 8 years old and now am 30 years and my sister has it too.it has greatly affected my social life and I have tried conservative treatments which are not effective.I was wondering if I could find a surgeon in my country who can perform the procedure.Thanks.

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 4, 2015

      I`m not familiar with surgeons in Kenya who are performing ETS as the treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis.

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  12. Lara  February 3, 2015

    Hi there,
    I have had sweaty palms and feet since I remember. I am 23 yrs old at at the point where I need help for it as it is making life very difficult emotionally and physically. I am not overly fussed about my sweaty feet but more so would like help with my sweaty palms as it interferes with day to day activities more. I live on the Sunshine Coast Qld and am wondering where in Qld I could reach for help. Thank you

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 4, 2015

      Hi Lara. What you are describing is a typical case of excessive hand and feet sweating. (Palmar and Plantar hyperhidrosis) As you put it in a simple way it can be devastating both on the social and functional level. It is a genetic disorder. One can try some conservative measures which do not have any measured success. On the other hand the Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy has a very high success rate with the hand sweating but the results for the excessive feet sweating is not that high,only about 30%. For those patients that the feet sweating is still a problem than Lumbar sympathectomy offers a very high success rate to eliminate the excessive feet sweating.You will have to do some research to find a qualified surgeon in Qld. Thanks

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  13. veena  January 30, 2015

    Hi,

    I am looking for a doctor in Northern Virginia who specializes in giving treatment for this.
    Please let me know.

    Thanks
    Veena

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 30, 2015

      I`m not familiar with any surgeon who is familiar with this operation at your state. You can call my office at 310 557 3037 and discuss the issue of palmar hyperhidrosis. Thanks

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  14. Ramzy  January 21, 2015

    Hi Dr,

    Which type of iontophoresis machine is good for treatment ?

    Thanks
    Ramzy

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 26, 2015

      There are on the market 2 main products,Drionic or MD Fischer. Both claim to help but in reality the success rate is limited.

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  15. Kai Zhi  January 20, 2015

    Hi, i’m 18 years old and I live in Malaysia. I am also suffering this disease too.
    Since I’m planning to take art as my major i university, my hand sweaty hands always make my papers wet and I experience a lot of difficulties with my drawings. Is there any doctor in Malaysia you recommend for this treatment?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 26, 2015

      Hi kai. I`m not familiar with surgeons who are having enough experience with this issue in your country. Hyperhidrosis or excessive hands and feet sweating is a known problem that affect about 1-2% of the general population.If you want to call me you can arrange for a mutual time so I can discuss the matter with you. Thanks

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  16. Michelle  January 20, 2015

    I forgot to ask. How old must you be for this operation?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 26, 2015

      Hi Michelle. Prices are discussed on a personal basis. It has to do with the type of insurance,out of the country etc.

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  17. Michelle  January 20, 2015

    Hello! I have had sweaty palms since I was five and it has been many years since then. I have a couple questions. About how big of an area do you operate on (like the length of my thumb or a pencil, etc), and does it leave a big scar? If it does leave a scar about how long will it stay? My last question is: does this surgery affect my hands only or does it effect my arm pits and feet or any other place that sweats?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 26, 2015

      Hi Michelle. To answer your question about the scars I`ll do my best. When I perform the Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy I enter the chest cavity with 2 small incisions on either side. 2 on the left and 2 on the right. The 2 incisions are small,less than 10 mm and cosmetically placed so they are well hidden.If the patient is not a keloid former than the end results are very satisfying. The ETS affects the hand sweating with a success rate of 98-99%. It helps with axillary (arm pit sweating) about 85%. The excessive plantar sweating is not affected very well. Only about 30-35% success rate. The Lumbar Sympathectomy operation has a 98-99% success rate with rendering the feet dry but the Thoracic Sympathectomy can not be done at the same time as the Lumbar Sympathectomy. I usually wait 4 months between those 2 operations. you cfan call our office and discuss the details. Dr. Reisfeld

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  18. S. A. M. Nayeem  January 19, 2015

    Is there any Dr. in Bangladesh who prevent this hand excessive problem?l want to know his/her name,address,contact number or his / her hospital name where he/she work.I’m hardly request to give me this information shortly.

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 19, 2015

      Unfortunately I do not know any surgeon in your country who can offer you the surgical treatment for Palmar hyperhidrosis

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 26, 2015

      I have no idea who is doing the operation in your country. Dr. Reisfeld

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  19. suman  January 13, 2015

    Hi Doctor… I am from chennai, India. My hands specially palm is excessively sweating. And I am 25 years old. I am suffering fron this since last 10 years. It happens specially while I am writing, any computer work doing, socially facing anybody, if talking with any senior person in office, if someone tells to do something or write something in front of them then my palm & sometimes face is also sweating…. So I am always using fan in office or wherever I feel sweating. If any person switch off the fan or ac then again sweating used to start….Means I can’t explain how much difficulties i am facing..Kindly suggests me some cure for this & reasons for this…I am eagerly waiting for your answer…

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 17, 2015

      Thank you for the comment. We recommend you find a hyperhidrosis surgeon in India who is familiar with the problem have posted.

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  20. Craig  January 11, 2015

    Hi Doctor, I have suffered from sweaty feet and hands my entire life (40yrs) and 17 years ago opted for surgey on my hand. Unfortunately it seems like I have genetically passed it onto my oldest daughter, 9yrs old. She sufferes from excessive sweating in the hands and feeet. I am extremelly impressed with your credentials and obvious devotion to helping people who suffer from this. We live in Australia and my question is do you have a Doctor who you would recommend within Australia for my daughter to go and see about her hands or is it an option to see you in the states? Kind Regards Craig

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 12, 2015

      Thank you for your question. Your child is too young for surgical intervention. Patients should be at least 12 years old to undergo Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy.

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  21. sobri  January 6, 2015

    Hi. I have had a sweaty palm and feet problem since I was in grade school until now (I’m 20 years old). How can I get treatment here in Malaysia? Any suggestion?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 11, 2015

      If you suffer from excessive hand and feet sweating (Palmar/Plantar Hyperhidrosis) and it is causes you enough functional and social problems then the best way to inquire about it is to talk in your country to a doctor who is familiar with this subject and knows the surgical options. Obviously before making any decisions about this step you should try some conservative/alternative methods that very likely are available in your country.

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  22. Romasanta  January 3, 2015

    Hi is there any cure that would help my hands from sweating all the time?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 6, 2015

      Thank you for your question.
      Excessive hand and feet sweating or known medically as hyperhidrosis is a genetic disorder that affects about 1 1/2 to 2% of the population. Over the years, attempts were made to help with conservative measures from lotions to pills or electrical devices. Even injections of botox were tried. None of those were any successful in long term treatment. Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy is the only approach now that helps with excessive hand sweating. For more information, please call our office at 310-557-3037.
      Sincerely Yours,
      Rafael Reisfeld, M.D.

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      • pretej  February 9, 2015

        Do you know any surgeon in India in karnataka whocan perform the surgery for hyperhydrosis

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        • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 9, 2015

          No. I do not know any one in your country who performs ETS. Thanks

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  23. chloe andrada  December 29, 2014

    Hi i’m from philippines and i have been having sweaty palms and foot since i was 14 yrs old and now i’m 17 i’m really worried because its getting more rare I can’t even go out and face people cause when i get nervouse i started to sweat I want to see a doctor is it a derma doctor?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 1, 2015

      Thanks for the comment. You are representing a typical case of excessive hand and foot sweating. As you can read on my site it is a genetic disorder. Not always can you find a connection to the same family member with the same problem. If the condition bothers you both socially and functionally you should start with some alternative treatment methods. If none of those conservative measures help you then consideration should be given for the operation, endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. I am sure that in a big medical center in your country you can find the appropriate help and just make sure that whoever you talk to does have the knowledge and experience with the treatment of excessive hand and feet sweating.

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  24. Nasheika  December 28, 2014

    My name is Nasheika I live in New York I have been suffering from sweaty palms and feet and it get embarrassing at times. Is there anything you can do so it can stop. Please help me.

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 1, 2015

      Thank you for the question. If the level of your excessive hand sweating reaches a dripping level at times, I guess you are experiencing a lot of social and functional issues in your daily life from that. If you have not tried any conservative measures you should see a physician and get an appropriately prescribed lotion or medication. If those fail you are more than welcome to call us and to explore the possibility of a surgical solution.

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  25. anand  December 19, 2014

    Respected doctor I am struggling from my childhood palm and hand sweat I am from Chennai, India. Is ETS done here?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 21, 2014

      To be specific I have no idea about the level of medical services you can get in your city. India being a huge country has some surgeons who perform ETS for excessive hand sweating. You will have to do your own research as to where it is offered and you must check yourself to the level of expertise and knowledge of that particular surgeon.

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  26. Anonymous  December 11, 2014

    Ive had this my whole life and im 61 im afraid to meet and greet because of embarrassing sweaty hands. This has affected me socially and professionally. The funny thing is they can start sweating a few minutes after I wake up but sometimes there are occasions when my hands are warm and dry . And I can shake hands comfortably but those times are rare. Is this still a candidate or is the issue more a fear of social situations that causes this but then I can be all alone when this happens whenever I feel tense or worried.

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 17, 2014

      Thank you for contacting us and your comments. What you are describing is a typical case of excessive hand and feet sweating, known as Hyperhidrosis. It can bother individuals even at the age of 61 and older. The social and functional implementations of hyperhidrosis are known and has nothing to do with anxiety as the reason for this condition to occur. People do become anxious as they know it may occur when they attempt to engage in a social or functional activity. The basis for hyperhidrosis is a genetic one, and there are conservative methods available, however, the success rate with the alternative methods is not a good one. Obviously, at the age of 61, and most of your life, you were able to deal with this issue, however, if you are interested in more details of the surgical approach, we are happy to discuss options with you. Please contact us at our office.

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  27. Umesh  December 10, 2014

    I’m from Mumbai, I’ll would like to get an advise or if there is any way I can get treatment concern my sweaty hands and foots problem . I started get this problem since I was 10 or 9 years old now I’m 27 and I’m still having this problem . I never see a doctor before and I don’t know how I can be cured . sometime during the hot season this problem appear quite a lot . and this affect social cause sometime it even hard to shake hand . or even write .

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 17, 2014

      Thank you for contacting us. There is a surgeon in Mumbai that is performing the thoracic sympathectomy and his email is avinashkatara@gmail.com I would advise you to reach out to him and hopefully he can be of help to you. We wish you the best. If you ever travel to the US, feel free to contact us.

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  28. Anonymous  December 3, 2014

    Hi im an asian. Im suffering with palm and foot sweating problem since i was 7.Even now while im typing this im having palm and foot sweating. I just read about the ETS procedures. How does it work? And will have any side impact in the future after the ETS procedure? Please advise me on this. Thank you :)

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 6, 2014

      Statistically the percentage of people that suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive hand and feet sweating) is about 1 1/2 – 2% of the population. In Asia, it is reported to be higher because of the genetic pool. We know that hyperhidrosis is genetic in origin. Alternative Treatment methods are not showing a great deal of success and ETS is the only proven way for long term/permanent help. If you are located where you are able to contact our office, we would be happy to answer all of your questions.

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  29. Darryl Monroe  December 2, 2014

    Hi, my son 24 has excessively sweaty palms and it is affecting his lifestyle and quality of life. I am concerned about his mental state, is there anything that can be done to control this, i do not know if this will help but he also has epilespy,and takes kepra for it. desperate for help.

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 6, 2014

      Dear Darryl. The fact that your son suffers from epilepsy and takes Kepra, has nothing to do with his hyperhidrosis. The two conditions are not connected. I have performed cases on patients that have had both conditions, and as I am tell any potential candidate, try the alternative methods first, and if you have no success, a discussion with an experienced surgeon is pertinent. We would be happy to speak with you and answer any further questions you may have.

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  30. chad  November 30, 2014

    Do u guys take hmsa quest medical?

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 6, 2014

      Please contact our office to discuss your insurance as we’re happy to investigate with your insurance to clarify benefits. 310-557-3037.

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  31. Anonymous  November 30, 2014

    Hi !

    I’m from Tanzania I’ll would like to get an advise or if there is any way I can get treatment concern my sweaty hands and foots problem . I started get this problem since I was 10 or 9 years old now I’m 27 and I’m still having this problem . I never see a doctor before and I don’t know how I can be cured . sometime during the hot season this problem appear quite a lot . and this affect social cause sometime it even hard to shake hand . or even write .

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 30, 2014

      You are describing a typical case of excessive hand and feet sweating. We refer to it as “focal hyperhidrosis”. It is genetically determined and so far we do not have a very effective conservative treatment (non surgical). Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy and Endoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy are the best surgical solutions and hopefully you can get them in Tanzania. If not feel free to contact our office anytime.

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  32. Kuria  November 19, 2014

    My name is Kuria and I am from Papua New Guinea. I have been having sweaty palms as of last month. It is going towards the second month and it is starting to really irritate me. I cannot have surgery here because I don’t know if we have doctors who can perform the procedure.

    Is there any medication that you can recommend for me to take to help?

    Thanks!

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    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 22, 2014

      Thanks for the comment Kuria. Without knowing more data about we cannot answer your question. Usually hyperhidrosis or excessive hand and feet sweating starts at an early age (grade school) and affects patients for the rest of their lives in all aspects of their life (socially, functionally). It is a genetic disorder and in the severe cases conservative treatments do not help. Again lacking more information about you, prevents us from giving you a more thorough answer. That being said you can read through this website (alternative treatments) and I’m sure you will find a lot of answers to your questions. Also try the search feature for any topic you choose.

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