Do you ever find yourself sweating in air-conditioned rooms? Or you can’t figure out why you’re breaking a sweat on a chilly day? At the very least, 3% of the population can relate to these uncharacteristic occurrences. The human body is wired to produce sweat on the surface of the skin in order to cool down naturally, but at times, this survival mechanism can operate rather unnaturally. We’ll be taking a quick look the condition known as Hyperhidrosis as well as the solutions that the Florida Heart and Lung Institute in Gainesville, FL has available.

Currently less than half of patients diagnosed with this peculiar condition have sought out medical assistance. At the Florida Heart & Lung Institute, our multidisciplinary doctors are more than aware of the various types of distress the condition may trigger and are always more than willing to work through and around the issues. Although the issue at hand is described simply as undesirable perspiration, we understand that this uncontrolled response is considered by some to be a life altering condition.

What’s amusing about Primary Hyperhidrosis is that we are still unfamiliar with the root of its cause. Secondary hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, can be specifically attributed to a specific condition, such as anxiety, that a patient is experiencing. The procedure available to alleviate primary hyperhidrosis is known as Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS). The Hyperhidrosis Center is readily available to diagnose and treat patients that may be seeking this kind of reprieve. The operation itself lasts roughly an hour, while the recovery process provides the patients with minimal delay when it comes to resuming their normal life. This means that patients are usually able to go about their daily lives immediately following the operation. In terms of recovery treatment, mild oral pain medication is the most typical form of relief for those that undergo the Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy procedure.

Using a videoscope, your physician can locate the nerves responsible for the excessive sweating and minimize their effect on our daily lives. Like some of the other procedures conducted in the facility, ETS tends be done in a minimally invasive manner involving an incision no more than a few millimeters in length. Whether it’s for social or professional reasons, there’s no discrimination when it comes to the reasoning behind undergoing this simple operation.

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