We understand that living with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can be challenging. It can affect many parts of your life — from the activities you choose to participate in, to the clothes you can wear every day. Hyperhidrosis can create both personal and professional limitations, ongoing discomfort, and a constant fear of embarrassment and state of worry for you.
At the Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center at Orlando Health, our experts can improve your quality of life by treating your hyperhidrosis. When nonsurgical methods — such as medications or Botulism toxin (Botox) injections — have not solved your excessive sweating, our compassionate specialists offer endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) surgery. ETS is a minimally invasive surgery that can help you manage your excessive sweating. We are the only location in Central Florida to offer endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) surgery.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating in different parts of the body, such as the face, hands, chest, armpits and feet. You sweat much more than normal even if you are sitting still or in a cold environment. The sweat may completely soak your clothes or drip off your hands.
Hyperhidrosis can greatly impact your life and cause discomfort and embarrassment. It limits the clothes you can wear, so you may avoid shorts, tank tops or anything in a light color. You may also avoid any activities that may cause sweating, such as working out in public, so others do not see you sweat. Some people experience depression because of dealing with hyperhidrosis every day.
If you have hyperhidrosis, you are not alone. This condition affects 7.8 million Americans. Our compassionate team can help you manage and treat this condition.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system (collection of nerves that moves information in the body). The sympathetic nervous system responds to stress and danger. It controls sweating and other bodily functions.
Hyperhidrosis is a genetic condition that can be inherited. This means your parents can pass it down to you.