You will find that Hyperhidrosis surgery is only suggested as a last resort treatment for excessive sweating, known as Hyperhidrosis. It is quite invasive, and although it is effective in the area chosen for the surgery, unfortunately, this can lead to compensatory sweating starting up in other areas of your body.
It is always advisable to try all other methods of treatment first before you even consider submitting yourself to this surgery.
The Hyperhidrosis surgery consists of the sweat glands being removed in various ways. There is another alternative which means that the nerves which normally send messages to the sweat glands are cut.
This particular method is called ETS or Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, and it is considered major surgery and is quite irreversible. The huge drawback to this surgery is that between 80 and 90% of people who have had this surgery have ended up with compensatory sweating. This can occur anywhere on the trunk of the body, plus the legs and face.
In this scenario, you could end up with sweating in more areas than you had in the first place before you had the surgery.
It appears that the Mayo Clinic has pioneered another form of this ETS and this is called Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathectomy and with this procedure, the compensatory sweating is virtually eliminated.
Generally speaking though, people like the Mayo Clinic and International Hyperhidrosis Society rarely recommend surgery because there could well be other less invasive methods that would cure your problem.
How to Stop Hyperhidrosis
To control hyperhidrosis, there are many different ways to combat this difficult condition, and I call it a condition because it is a fully recognized medical condition.
There are products you can use to eliminate the symptoms, differences in the clothing you wear, differences in the food you eat, differences in what you drink, etc. All of these separate changes you make in your lifestyle will help you to overcome your excessive sweating and stop hyperhidrosis.
Clothing, for instance, needs to be light and non-constricting, especially in the armpit area, allowing air to circulate between the layers and this is a great help towards cooling your body down.
You may also be surprised to note that lighted colored clothing is better than dark colors for keeping you cool.
Also, natural fibers are far better than synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers tend to hold in the sweat and make you a lot more uncomfortable.
Your drinks are important, any drink high in caffeine should be avoided if possible. For instance coffee, this is quite a strong stimulant, and while it increases your metabolic speed, it can also increase your rate of sweating.
As far as food goes, try to avoid anything that is highly spiced. I am sure you have experienced sitting down to a good curry, but the minute you start eating you start sweating. That says it all don’t you think?
I would always advise using natural products to stop hyperhidrosis wherever possible because you can rely on the absence of side effects.
There are medications for this condition plus surgical procedures, but I believe these are drastic solutions, and it is much better to explore all the other avenues to stop hyperhidrosis before you even consider any other alternative.