New Procedure To Treat Sweat Sufferers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/3/06

New Procedure To Treat Sweat Sufferers

If a doctor tells you that you have Hyperhidrosis, that means you sweat too much...which is likely no surprise to the sweaty sufferer, but there's good news.

Radiologists say they've found a way to dry up a wet handshake without risking permanent nerve damage. It's a procedure called percutaneous sympathectomy and it starts with a single needle that is guided by a CT scan to reach the nerve that controls the sweat response. Once the needle reaches the right nerve, medication is injected to interrupt the signal that triggers sweating.

So far, 47 out of 50 patients have experienced immediate relief.

If you'd like to read more about this, click here to visit the Radiological Society of North America online.

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