54. Hyperhidrosis (Profuse Sweating)
It may be of interest to note that by a surgical procedure, the hyperhidrosis was cured in an 18 year old girl recently by Dr. Peter Goh Min Yi of Raffles Hospital in Singapore.
As per report in MediScience Singapore (2006: 7, p5):
Endoscopic thoracoscopic sympethectomy (ETS) is a surgical procedure that involves the cutting of the nerve associated with the overactive sweat glands.
The rate of success reported in the year 2000, in Annals ol Thoracic Surgery was 97 per cent.
I have now (Palaniappan, 1998, 2000, 2001) established very well that hyperhidrosis occurs because of the imbalance between water consumption and urination.
If a person drinks, say, 3L water daily, and urinates much less (e.g., 2L), then most of the remaining one liter of the water gets out of the body in the form of profuse sweat, otherwise called hyperhidrosis.
Such a sweat will occur even if the person refrains from any physical activity. Often, even the palms and feet of these people get wet with such sweat.
This problem can be doubtlessly cured by (a) increasing the urination (once every hour for about one month (however, a drastic decrease to almost a normal condition can be seen within two weeks or so), and (b) avoiding of all those that favour loss of water through the skin, such as the use of fan at high speed, sweat-promoting exercises, hot sunshine, working near furnaces, etc.
Therefore, in an asthmatic, in the process of curing it, the hyperhidrosis too will get certainly corrected.
See Asthma, Palm Sweating, and Sneeze.