Signs Excessive Sweating is Serious vs. Situational Debunking Myths Surrounding Women and Sweating

CHARLESTON, S.C., September 19, 2017— As women go about their daily lives at work, home and in social circles, there’s a common but hidden scourge: excessive sweating. In fact, a national survey conducted by the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS)—the scholars of sweat—shows multiple millions suffer from extreme, uncomfortable, embarrassing, debilitating, and emotionally-devastating sweating. This type of sweating is a serious medical condition known as hyperhidrosis and nearly 367 million people of all ages struggle with it on their hands, feet, face, underarms, or body. Hyperhidrosis can be devastating. While many women attempt to hide their sweating problems and suffer in silence, the impacts are often hard to cover up. Dramatic sweating in the presence of peers at work, or in extracurricular or social environments, can cause severe embarrassment, stress, anxiety, and other emotional issues. Even when women are alone, hyperhidrosis often takes a heavy toll—adversely impacting one’s productivity in a myriad of ways, both personally and professionally. 

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5 Falsehoods and Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Antiperspirants... But Should!

CHARLESTON, S.C., September 19, 2017 — Sweat understandably gets a bad rap. It can ruin our hair; our clothes; our furniture; our mood; our image at home, work and socially; our ability to exercise, play music and handle gadgets; and far more. And while men tend to sweat more than women under normal circumstances, both genders are equally impacted by hyperhidrosis—a serious medical condition causing people to sweat excessively (up to 4 or 5 times more than normal). In fact, according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society—the scholars of sweat—nearly 367 million people of all ages struggle with hyperhidrosis on their hands, feet, face, underarms, or body. 

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6 Ways to Control Stress Sweat

By Angela Ballard, RN, EMT 

CHARLESTON, S.C., September 19, 2017— Stress is bad enough on its own. Unfortunately for most of us, however, stress usually also brings with it stress sweat, which tends to be particularly stinky, staining, and embarrassing. Given that there are two to four million sweat glands distributed all over our bodies and that stressful situations are seemingly ubiquitous in modern life, trying to avoid stress sweat might seem like a futile endeavor – but (thankfully) it isn’t. There are simple ways you can control stress sweat even when the @#%S is hitting the fan. 

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New Study Finds Excessive Sweating More COMMON, SEVERE, and SOCIALLY CRIPPLING than Previously Reported.

January 17, 2017: New research published in Archives of Dermatological Research shows that hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is more prevalent, severe, and socially debilitating than previously reported.

According to the report –

• 4.8% of the population live with severe excessive sweating (significantly more than the 2.8% previously reported). 

• 75% of those with excessive sweating say the condition has negative impacts on their social life, well-being, and emotional and mental health.

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