Treatment of Hyperhidrosis

October 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 5 | Original Article | 521 | Copyright © October 2003

Lewis P. Stolman, MD, FACP, FRCP©

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a disorder that may cause social isolation or occupational disability. It may be generalized or localized, and although frequently idiopathic it may be a manifestation of a number of important systemic diseases. Drugs, surgical procedures, and electrical devices may all be employed by the physician as therapeutic weapons to treat hyperhidrosis.