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Do you have sweaty palms? Do they embarrass you? Do they sweat so much that they keep you from doing things you would like to do - from shaking hands, playing an instrument or a sport or doing the kind of work you would like to do? Do you carry a towel or tissue to keep your hands dry enough to get through the day? Have you had sweaty hands since your childhood or teen years?
If so, you probably have hyperhidrosis, a problem in which the sympathetic nervous system does not "shut off" the sweat reflex properly. The body naturally perspires to regulate body heat. In hyperhidrosis, your hands sweat profusely with no useful purpose, regardless of how hot or cold it is. Your feet probably sweat, and you may also have excessive armpit and facial sweating, as well as facial blushing.
The good news is that there is a cure. It is fast, safe and effective. At Cedars-Sinai, video-assisted thoracic sympathectomy is providing permanent relief from this chronic and debilitating condition. Now you can throw out the antiperspirants, the medication and the electrophoresis machine, realize it is not in your head, and get real help.