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January 13, 2006

Excessive Sweating

About one percent of Americans suffer from hyperhydrosis, or excessive sweating of the palms, armpits, and soles of the feet. Unfortunately, January’s sub-zero temperatures provide no relief to patients. But according to Dr. Rafael Andrade, a University of Minnesota surgery professor, treatments are available.

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It seems so strange with this disorder that you can sweat even when your not hot.

This article brings back memories of my first overseas trip to New York. I figured my sweaty armpits problem would dissapear while in a very cold city (compared with South Australia). I was a very dissapointed lad when I found I was still sweating even at -5!