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The International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS) was founded in 2003 by a team of dedicated advocates working alongside physicians respected worldwide for achievements in hyperhidrosis research and treatment. Today, IHhS remains the only independent, non-profit, global organization striving to improve quality of life among those affected by excessive sweating (as well as helping those with other sweat disorders.) IHhS’ mission focuses on reducing the symptoms, anxiety and social stigma associated with sweating problems. Its programs aim to improve hyperhidrosis and sweat awareness, education, research, and advocacy. Visit us often to learn more, to stay up-to-date with related news via the IHhS blog, to register with or search our sweating-focused healthcare provider registry, and to access related podcasts and videos.

About Hyperhidrosis:

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that affects approximately 4.8% of the population. It manifests as extreme, uncontrollable sweating beyond what’s considered “normal” or necessary as a reaction to heat, exercise or stress. Hyperhidrosis also:

Usually begins during childhood or adolescence.

Causes sweat to drip down elbows, off fingers, into the eyes, and more.

Drenches and damages shoes, clothes, papers, and mainstay tech tools like smartphones.

Arises unexpectedly, often with disabling symptoms that last for hours.

Forces people to develop time-consuming and expensive routines of
hiding, avoiding, drying, absorbing, and more – all in an attempt to live a “normal” life.

Leads to sufferers feeling cold, slippery, anxious, or emotionally drained.

Has negative quality-of-life impacts equal to or greater than severe acne & psoriasis.

Increases risk of skin infections by 300%.

Is associated with much higher rates of anxiety & depression.

Is stigmatized, which causes it to be under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and under-treated. Indeed, only 1 in 4 hyperhidrosis sufferers is ever diagnosed and fewer are cared for effectively with up-to-date best practices.

But there is hope. Treatment options have improved and expanded in recent years and, by working with a knowledgeable healthcare provider, most sufferers can find significant relief. It starts with awareness-building, empowerment and seeking help. And, that’s all available via the International Hyperhidrosis Society.

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