Hyperhidrosis pp 271-276 | Cite as

Questions and Answers on Hyperhidrosis, Its Treatment and Consequences

  • Miguel L. TeddeEmail author
  • Elias Albino Theophilo
  • Flavio Henrique Savazzi


This chapter collates questions about hyperhidrosis, its treatment and complications that patients frequently ask their doctors and answers to them. The objective of this is to provide clarity for patients and family members about the most important points that relate to this disturbance, with the aim of allowing them to make the best decision about their treatment.


Hyperhidrosis Compensatory sweating Sympathectomy Thoracoscopy Quality of life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel L. Tedde
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elias Albino Theophilo
    • 2
  • Flavio Henrique Savazzi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic Surgery, Heart Institute (InCor), Hospital das ClinicasUniversity of São Paulo and Hospital SamaritanoSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Hospital Santa CatarinaSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Hospital Alemão Oswaldo CruzSão PauloBrazil

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