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Hyperhidrosis Surgery Survey
While we have results from only a few individuals, the results are somewhat telling. This small sample is not surprising given that few individuals opt for a surgical intervention as a treatment for their sweating condition. Nonetheless, we share these results with our readers to provide a sense of perspective on this treatment option.
Keep in mind that this sample size is very small (8 respondents) and results not statistically valid. Having said this, sometimes even a small number of responses can provide some insight.
When asked to respond about the level of satisfaction with the surgical procedure, our sample responded as follows:
* Data based on anonymously gathered results from the Dry Pharmacist's Hyperhidrosis Surgery Survey. Reproduction or use of these data is strictly prohibited without written consent from the Dry Pharmacist.
Unfortunately almost all our respondents (7/8) developed compensatory sweating as a result of their procedure. Not only did most develop sweating in another/other region(s), 5/6 rated their sweating as very severe and one as severe (one other participant did not respond to this question).
When asked whether respondents would recommend surgery to a friend only two said they would. Five mentioned that they would not and another remained undecided.
A Few Final Words
The results of this survey reflect somewhat negatively on the surgical option to the treatment of hyperhidrosis. As mentioned, these results are based on a very small sample and so it is important to keep this in mind. We will periodically update these data as additional individuals respond to the survey.
Of course comments and observations are always welcome. We promise to respond and may anonymously post some of these on our Sweating Matters blog.