The symptoms of sweaty hands down to the level of dripping can now be solved in an easy efficient way. The focal hyperhidrosis symptoms are basically sweaty hands and sweaty feet in most hours of the day. The sweating can be very severe or dripping. It can happen to people who are in a calm state as well as in anxious state. Hyperhidrosis is involuntary in nature (person cannot control). Anxiety however can increase the problem but the hyperhidrosis can also occur in a totally calm situation. The sympathetic chain which was responsible for this is part of the nervous system which is involuntary. Sweaty hands or feet can cause social, functional and emotional problems for patients from a very early age. The hands or the feet can be clammy because of an associated blood vessel constriction that comes with hyper sympathetic activity.
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Also the causes of hyperhidrosis
were the subject of more studies and those showed that more than 50% of the patients have a genetic history which means that the condition runs in families. Some patients might not recognize or know a member of their family tree is suffering from this but this issue was not spoken about in the past and also the condition might skip generations. It is not a dominant a gene. The exact location of the gene was found but a practical application to change it was not found yet which is similar to the fact that genes are responsible for certain cancers were found but a practical ability to change them to prevent cancer is still a matter of more research.
Since the 1980’s much more information became available with regard to focal hyperhidrosis (hands and feet). This new information was available because of two major events in the medical field. 1) The Internet became the main source of information. Patients and doctors could exchange the knowledge without personal contact. 2) The development of endoscopic surgery in all the fields of surgery. These two together brought the issue of focal hyperhidrosis into the mainstream. Many more cases were done where in the past it required long hospital stays, big incisions and pain, now are being done on an outpatient basis with small incisions, small amount of pain and excellent results.
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