Both blushing and sweating can result can lead to social embarrassment, social phobia and impaired quality of life. Some people may avoid work or job promotions because of the fear of blushing or sweating at work.
Patients who blush or sweat in the face may avoid meetings or presentations because they are worried what people may think of them when they blush or sweat. Patients who suffer from hand sweating may avoid shaking hands or feel awkward or embarrassed when using computer keyboards or simply writing as the keyboard or paper may be left wet after use.
These conditions can be significantly improved by highly selecting and cutting or clipping these sympathetic nerves by a technique known as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS). It stops the nervous impulses reaching the skin and thus can stop sweating and blushing