Definitive and permanent cure for Hyperhidrosis

by Dr. Shivaprasad Giliyar Srinivasa

What is Hyperhidrosis?

In this era of globalization, where selfpresentation plays a vital role in our lives, it is disheartening to see many adolescents suffering from a condition called Hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating in the palms, feet, and axillary region, which can significantly impact one’s self-confidence and lead to depression and social withdrawal. While there are various treatment options available, surgical intervention has emerged as a definitive and permanent cure, according to Dr. Shivaprasad, a Consultant in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic surgery at Aster RV Hospital. The Endoscopic Trans-thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) surgery, regularly performed at Aster RV Hospital, has successfully treated this condition, offering many individuals a life-changing breakthrough and an opportunity to regain their confidence. Hyperhidrosis is a non-physiological condition characterized by excessive sweating unrelated to exercise or heat. It is primarily caused by the overactivity of the sympathetic nerve chain, responsible for carrying involuntary signals from the brain.

Types of hyperhidrosis

There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary (idiopathic) and secondary (caused by underlying conditions). Adolescents are the most affected demographic group, and the impact of uncontrolled sweating can be particularly challenging as they embark on their careers. The symptoms of Hyperhidrosis are evident through uncontrolled and excessive sweating of the palms, axilla, and feet. This condition not only causes physical discomfort but also leads to social embarrassments and professional hurdles. Individuals with Hyperhidrosis often struggle with social interactions, experiencing hesitation in gestures like handshakes and hugs. The constant drenching of clothes, especially in the axillary region, can create an awkward feeling and contribute to a loss of self-confidence. Moreover, certain professions that rely on precise hand movements, such as electricians, gym trainers, and piano artists, face additional obstacles due to the slipperiness caused by excessive sweating. These challenges have led some individuals to quit their jobs and experience depression as a result. While several treatment options exist for Hyperhidrosis, they often fall short in providing a definitive and permanent solution. Oral medications, such as oxybutynin, steroids, and antidepressants, come with significant adverse effects, including dryness of the eyes and oral cavity, corneal ulcers, and even addiction. Local therapies, such as Botox injections and Iontophoresis, offer temporary relief but require multiple sessions and fail to address the root cause, leading to recurring symptoms.

Treatment for hyperhidrosis

However, there is hope for individuals seeking a permanent resolution to their Hyperhidrosis. Aster RV Hospital, known for its expertise in the field, offers a gamechanging procedure called Endoscopic Trans-thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) surgery. This surgical intervention involves excising a segment of the thoracic sympathetic chain responsible for excessive sweating. By removing the source of the condition, ETS surgery offers a permanent and definitive solution, freeing patients from the burdens of Hyperhidrosis. Addressing concerns about the safety and potential side effects of ETS surgery, it is essential to dispel misconceptions. Dr. Shivaprasad assures patients that postoperative complications such as heart problems, neurological deficits, and sexual dysfunction are baseless misconceptions. With years of experience in performing ETS surgery, Dr. Shivaprasad and his team at Aster RV Hospital have successfully treated numerous patients without any complications arising from the procedure. As a recognized Center of Excellence for ETS surgery, Aster RV Hospital performs an impressive number of surgeries each month, attracting patients from different parts of India and even from other countries. The hospital’s reputation for excellence and expertise in this procedure serves as a testament to the quality of care provided to Hyperhidrosis patients. If you are considering ETS surgery as a solution for your Hyperhidrosis, taking the next steps is straightforward. Schedule a consultation with a surgeon at Aster RV Hospital for a thorough examination and diagnosis confirmation. Following this, you will undergo necessary blood investigations and a pre-anesthesia check-up to ensure your readiness for the surgery. On the scheduled day of the procedure, you will be taken to the operating theater, where the surgery will be conducted under complete anesthesia, ensuring a pain-free experience. After the surgery, you will be carefully monitored in the ward for a day before being discharged the following day. The recovery period typically allows patients to resume their normal activities within a week, providing them with a new lease on life, free from the burdens of Hyperhidrosis. In conclusion, ETS surgery at Aster RV Hospital presents a definitive and permanent cure for individuals suffering from Hyperhidrosis. With its ability to address the root cause of excessive sweating, this procedure offers patients a chance to regain their self-confidence and overcome the challenges that previously held them back. Don’t let Hyperhidrosis control your life any longer. Take charge and explore the possibility of ETS surgery at Aster RV Hospital – it may just be the life-changing breakthrough you’ve been waiting for.