Sweat Miracle Excessive Sweating Cure

Natural Ways to Treat Hyperhidrosis

Get Instant Access

In a large study,3 T1-T4 endoscopic thoracic sympathectomies in 270 patients were found to be associated with rare acute severe side-effects such as pneumothorax (n = 11; 2%) Horner syndrome (n = 12; 2%), and ptosis (n = 7; 1%). These data are supported by other smaller studies. Chiou et al4 reported a haemothorax in one of 91 patients with transaxillar T2 sympathectomy.

There is a systematic review looking at the current indications for this intervention and the incidence of late complications, collectively and per indication. A total of 135 articles (no RCT) up to April 1998 reporting 22 458 patients were identified. The main indication found was hyperhidrosis, accounting for 84-3% of procedures. Compensatory hyperhidrosis occurred in 52-3% of patients, gustatory sweating in 32-3%, phantom sweating in 38-6% and Horner's syndrome in 2-4%. Compensatory sweating occurred three times more often after sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis.27

In the recent study of Herbst et al.,3 182 (67-4%) patients reported compensatory sweating, mostly on the feet and face. In the study of Chiou et al.,4 97% of 91 patients reported compensatory sweating in the first year, mostly on the upper back. Some patients might regret this procedure (13% of 91) because of this side-effect.4 In addition to compensatory sweating, Herbst et al.3 reported gustatory sweating in 50-7% of patients. In the same study 10% of patients reported an increased susceptibility to influenza and rhinitis.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment