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Hyperhidrosis means excessive (too much) sweating. It is caused by an overactive sympathetic nerve, and it is a medical condition. This condition can make people feel embarrassed and isolated. Treatment can help facilitate a life free of the worry of excessive sweating.
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Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provide the best treatment for excessive sweating, including surgery when appropriate. Neurologists are a part of the treatment team in cases where hyperhidrosis has a neurological cause. Behavioral medicine specialists can help you address emotional and social issues that stem from your condition.
Johns Hopkins is the only hospital in Maryland using microwave thermolysis, a noninvasive procedure proven to effectively shrink and destroy underarm sweat glands. The Center for Sweat Disorders is also one of the few medical centers in the region providing this treatment.
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