Does compensatory sweating only happen to hyperhidrosis patients who underwent ETS?
The exact reason for compensatory sweating is yet to be determined. There are some physiological explanations for that but none are yet completely proven. The reason for this statement is that compensatory sweating happens in a mild, moderate or a higher level of sweating. The fact that not everyone responds in the same way to the hyperhidrosis operation points to the unknown nature of this problem. More than that patients who underwent thoracic sympathectomy for reasons OTHER than hyperhidrosis also develop compensatory sweating in different intensities. This last statement shows that compensatory sweating happens to both hyperhidrosis patients and non-hyperhidrosis patients who have undergone the surgery.