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We found 4 providers with an interest in hyperhidrosis and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near Weston, FL.

Dr. Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nestor Galvez-Jimenez is a neurologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Galvez-Jimenez include migraine, restless leg syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Galvez-Jimenez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Galvez-Jimenez attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Booth Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Upsilon Phi Delta Society, Honor Society, Barry University Health Services Administration; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Physicians, Consumer's Research Council of America. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Galvez-Jimenez is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Edward Savage is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer surgery, thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA), and lobectomy. Dr. Savage is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Savage has received professional recognition including the following: - Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (ed.); Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (2nd Ed.).

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Specializes in Neurology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Tarannum Khan's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include general neurology, dystonia, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Khan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Clinic Florida : Award for Clinical Excellence.

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2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alexandra Soriano Caminero's areas of expertise include migraine, guillain-barre syndrome, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Soriano Caminero is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. She trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for her residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

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What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition where the sweat glands become overactive, leading to excessive sweating. It can occur in just one area, such as the armpits, feet, or hands; or it can be general sweating over the entire body. Hyperhidrosis can happen to people of all ages and genders. It is estimated that the condition affects as many as 3% of all people, but many are never diagnosed because they are too embarrassed to talk about their symptoms with their doctor.

When excessive sweating is the main complaint and is not related to any other condition, it is called primary hyperhidrosis. There is no known cause, but it does tend to run in families. Secondary hyperhidrosis is sweating that is caused by another medical condition, such as anxiety, cancer, hyperthyroidism, or menopause. Sometimes treating the underlying condition can improve this type of sweating.

There are tests doctors can use to diagnose hyperhidrosis. One involves simply soaking up the perspiration with paper and then weighing the paper to measure how much extra sweat is being produced. Another test, called the starch-iodine test, involves covering the body with powder. This powder turns blue in any areas where sweat is produced.

Treatment depends on the severity of the hyperhidrosis and the areas affected. Some options are:
  • Prescription antiperspirants, which contain aluminum chloride and work by plugging the sweat ducts. This signals the sweat glands to decrease sweat production. They work for moderate cases of hyperhidrosis and are relatively affordable.
  • Iontophoresis, a procedure that uses small amounts of electricity and a tray of tap water to decrease production of sweat glands in the hands or feet.
  • Botox, which can be injected into the nerves that control sweat glands in the underarms.
  • Sympathectomy, a surgery for severe cases that can be performed to cut the nerves that stimulate sweat production. Sympathectomy is most effective for hyperhidrosis of the hands. It may cause new symptoms of sweating elsewhere on the body.
  • Surgery to remove sweat glands, most often in the underarms.

Hyperhidrosis is a serious medical condition that causes both physical and emotional distress. Treatments are available, and support groups exist to help patients cope.