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International Hyperhidrosis Society Data Reveals Delays in Medical Care for Common, Disabling Condition

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Releases Breaking Sweat Research

For Immediate Release - April 24, 2018

Center Valley, PA:

New research in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology shows that people suffering from chronic, extreme sweating (the medical condition hyperhidrosis) wait 3 to 10+ YEARS before seeking treatment and that the most commonly recommended treatments for this often “secret,” yet disabling, genetic condition provide the least satisfaction.

Hyperhidrosis affects 4.8% of the population, making it more common than peanut allergies, psoriasis and melanoma but less frequently discussed or cared for.

With its recent research, the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS) is highlighting imperatives to improve awareness of hyperhidrosis, make new treatments available, and to advocate for prompt satisfying treatment. 

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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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November 2017 was Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month!

Bringing Advocacy, Action and a Brighter Future

 For Immediate Release – Dec. 5, 2017

(Charleston, S.C.) — November 1, 2017 launched the inaugural Hyperhidrosis (Hh) Awareness Month!

Why? Because the more people who know about Hh (excessive sweating), the sooner there will be a cure, and improved access to treatment.

Hyperhidrosis is NOT a cosmetic problem, a weather-related problem, a hormone problem, an anxiety problem, a weight problem, an exercise problem, a drug problem, or a personality problem…

It’s a common, medical, serious, life-damaging, under-recognized and under-cared-for problem, and the International Hyperhidrosis Society wants everyone to know it.

Those who followed the International Hyperhidrosis Society on Facebook and Twitter during the entire month of November had access to give-aways, to learn useful Hh life hacks, and to help raise awareness about how life-altering and under-treated excessive sweating can be.

Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month helped to:

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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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Turning the Corner: Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting for Hyperhidrosis

Charleston, S.C., Dec. 5, 2017: The International Hyperhidrosis Society hosted a landmark Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) Meeting for Hyperhidrosis in Washington, DC on November 13, 2017.

This meeting provided hyperhidrosis patients’ with a platform to make their voices — and needs — heard by treatment developers, healthcare providers, and regulatory professionals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And now OPEN COMMENT PERIOD NEEDS YOUR INPUT.

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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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