Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

FEBRERO 2003 N° 52 Volumen 6

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating

Section: Hands on

How to quote

Esparza G. Hiperhidrosis o sudoración excesiva. Metas de Enfermería feb 2003; 6(1): 50-53


Gerna Esparza Jiménez


Diplomada en Enfermería. Servicio Navarro de Salud (Osasumbidea).

Contact address

C/ Íñigo Arista, 15, 8º D. 31007 Pamplona, Navarra.


Hyperhidrosis is a genetic condition that causes abnormal sweating of the hands, underarms, feet, scalp, face or blushing that goes beyond the normal emotional and physiological need. It is caused by a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system. It usually becomes an issue during adolescence or early adulthood.
The most effective treatment for severe hyperhidrosis is a procedure called Endoscopic Sympathetic Block (also called Thoracic Sympathectomy).


sympathetic nervous system; sudoriferous gland; sympathectomyhyperhidrosis

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Hiperhidrosis o sudoración excesiva