Hyperhidrosis in Males
Statistical analysis from many clinical studies shows that the percentage of males with hyperhidrosis is somewhat less the female population, but not to a significant degree.
This difference could also be the result of social and cultural perspectives between males and females. Men are sometimes less concerned about sweating as it pertains to their masculinity.
In modern society, there are many jobs, social interactions, and settings (relationships) that will have the same degree of embarrassment on males with this condition. Over the years, statistically speaking, more men have been asking about a surgical solution for hyperhidrosis.
We have found that patients with a family history of hyperhidrosis have more history of the condition on their mother’s side of the family.
Male Foot Sweating
Compared to the female population affected by excessive foot sweating (plantar hyperhidrosis), men are less particular about it. Never the less, having wet socks throughout the day, producing bad odor, and recurrent skin problems such as infection and maceration can pose serious problems.
Men also report the necessity to change and or buy footwear on a very frequent basis. The ELS procedure can go a long way towards relieving the symptoms of this condition. For more information please visit our foot sweating page.
Male Armpit Sweating
Excessive armpit sweating can pose serious problems for men in professional and social settings. Armpit sweating that repeatedly appears through one’s clothing can be embarrassing. Men with this issue are often forced to wear certain types of clothing or to go to great lengths to hide their condition.
Generally speaking, male armpit odor is stronger than females, and therefore can be more bothersome to those around you. To learn more about this please visit our armpit sweating section.
Male Hand Sweating (Sweaty Palms)
Sweaty Palms, or sweaty hands, present problems for men in both the workplace and in social settings. Shaking hands in a business meeting, for example, can be embarrassing for men who refuse to shake hands because of their sweaty palms.
Sometimes it can create degrading comments from those you’re shaking hands with. Learn more by visiting our hand sweating page.
For both male and female patients, ts the same principles apply. Each patient should take time to understand what hyperhidrosis is first. Then, they should discuss the situation with their doctor. Conservative treatments should come first. If satisfactory improvements do not occur, then it’s time to discuss possible surgical options with a surgeon who is knowledgeable in the procedures available.
The surgery itself is often a liberating type of experience for many who have suffered with this condition for years.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis (same day). Patients can resume physical activity in a relatively short time period (days not weeks). There is also a very small amount of scarring.