Bioscience

Minimally invasive surgical procedure helps teenagers suffering from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

May 5, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Newswise] – An estimated 3 percent of the world population, or about 197 million people suffer from some form of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), many of whom do not receive proper diagnosis or treatment. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which the body sweats three to four times the normal amount. This can lead to excessive sweating of the hands, underarms, feet, or face, and in severe cases, impede day-to-day functions most people take for granted. While the exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, researchers have linked it to over activity of the nerves that send signals to the sweat glands in the skin.

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