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.
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.
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.