Hyperhidrosis - Managing the excessively sweaty patient

Date Published: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Dr Indran Ramanatham discusses managing the patient with hyperhidrosis, from simple lifestyle measures through to surgical interventions.



  • How to make the diagnosis.
  • Using rating scales.
  • What important secondary causes not to miss.
  • Necessary investigations to request.
  • Management strategies that work -simple lifestyle measures through to surgical interventions.


Take home messages

  • Hyperhidrosis is very common.
  • Patients often don’t present with it.
  • Lots of treatment option to work through, topical, oral, surgical.
  • Operation is incredibly simple, safe, and effective.





Dr Indran Ramanatham
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Indran's areas of specialisation include: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair & Replacement, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Aortic Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery (VATS Lobectomy), Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Surgery (Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure), Hyperhidrosis Surgery, Chest Wall Deformity Repair.

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