Excessive Sweating of the Hands and Feet Definition
Some people experience embarrassment when shaking hands with others due to the constant excessive sweating of their hands, without knowing the direct cause of this problem. Some may also temporarily experience this issue for hours due to feelings of stress or excessive nervousness in response to surrounding pressures. In such cases, sudden sweating is normal and not a cause for concern. However, when a person sweats excessively and continuously without exposure to high temperatures or extreme stress, it is considered a symptom of an underlying medical condition that needs to be identified and treated.
Pathological sweating typically occurs in specific areas of the body, such as the palms, feet, underarms, face, neck, and upper back. It affects both males and females, people of all ages, and has various causes that require tailored treatment determined by a specialist physician through multiple examinations to diagnose the problem, its causes, and treatment methods.
Pathological sweating typically occurs in specific areas of the body:
- Neck and upper back
It affects people of all ages and both genders. There are various underlying causes that necessitate appropriate treatment based on the diagnosis overseen by a specialist physician through multiple examinations to determine the problem, its causes, and treatment methods.
Causes of Excessive Sweating of the Hands
- Excessive activity of the thoracic sympathetic nerve in the chest area for hand sweating and in the lumbar area for foot sweating.
- Genetic factors.
- Central nervous system disorders.
- Thyroid gland disorders, such as overactivity.
- Deficiency of certain vitamins in the body resulting from an improper diet rich in fatty, processed, and canned foods, and lacking in the healthy minerals and vitamins found abundantly in vegetables and fruits.
One of the most common causes is excessive activity of the thoracic sympathetic nerve, whether in the chest area responsible for hand sweating or in the lumbar area responsible for foot sweating.
Treatment Options for Excessive Sweating of the Hands
One of the most recent and effective treatments for excessive hand sweating is thoracic sympathetic nerve treatment using thermal frequency modulation. This treatment is used for both hand sweating in the chest area and foot sweating in the lumbar area. Traditional surgery to cut the sympathetic nerve was previously used, but it was a highly complex and risky procedure with temporary results. Therefore, transitioning to the non-surgical approach of thermal frequency modulation was a significant step forward.
The thermal frequency modulation procedure involves computer-controlled thermal frequencies delivered through a needle directed at the sympathetic nerve nucleus in the chest or lumbar area, depending on the sweating location in the body. This minimally invasive procedure is performed inside an operating room, ensuring sterilization using local anesthesia and guidance from interventional radiology. It takes approximately one-third of an hour in the operating room, after which the patient can return to their hospital room and even go home on the same day.
Patients may not feel significant improvement immediately after thermal frequency modulation. Improvement is typically noticeable after two weeks, with some fluctuation between improvement and discomfort being normal during this period. Patients are advised to rest at home during these two weeks, avoiding stress, bright lights, and excessive activity, which can contribute to better outcomes.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Treatment for Excessive Sweating of the Hands and Feet:
This procedure is not referred to as surgery since it does not involve any surgical incisions or cuts. It is safe, simple, and quick, taking less than half an hour in the operating room under local anesthesia. Patients can leave the hospital on the same day and return to their normal activities sooner. It also eliminates the risks associated with surgical procedures.
Why Choose Dr. Mohamed Koura?
Dr. Mohamed Koura is the best choice because he is constantly updated on the latest therapeutic techniques through his participation in various international conferences with renowned foreign doctors and experts. Moreover, Dr. Mohamed Koura is the best doctor in Egypt and the Arab world, possessing 12 non-surgical techniques for treating spinal and joint problems. He was the first to introduce modern interventional therapy techniques in Egypt and the Middle East and is the only practitioner of disc fx therapy for treating spinal pain.