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Sweat gland removal

Body temperature is maintained by sweating (in hot weather, during fever, etc) but excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) caused by abnormally high perspiration-level can be a cause of concern. Hyperhidrosis can occur all over the body surface which is termed as generalised hyperhidrosis whereas local hyperhidrosis is restricted to certain parts of the skin like armpits, hand, feet, etc.

Treatment

In some cases, hyperhidrosis can be caused due to another underlying disease. Once diagnosed the treatment would be focused on the root cause. However, for other conditions medication is advised to rectify the ailment. Surgical removal of the sweat glands If conservative methods (e.g. taking medicine) are unsuccessful, this last treatment option should only be considered after a careful risk-benefit analysis. Postoperative treatment: Independently of the surgical procedure actually performed, the patient is usually fitted with a compressive absorbent pressure dressing after the operation. This dressing has to be worn for several days. It presses the skin against the underlying fatty tissue so blood vessels can bud into the skin. In functional terms the operation is equivalent to a full thickness skin graft. Specific compression therapy with lipomed glandex is primarily indicated for subcutaneous sweat gland curettage and subcutaneous liposuction.
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