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Hyperhidrosis is not rare. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, approximately 385 million people worldwide live with hyperhidrosis.
In fact, they note that the amount of people living with chronic, excessive sweating is even higher than the amount of people living with other dermatologic conditions like psoriasis.
Just how common is hyperhidrosis in real-world comparisons?
The prevalence of hyperhidrosis is much higher in younger populations than in the general population, with 8.8% of individuals between the ages of 18 to 39 years old living with the condition.
When comparing these statistics to everyday, common occurrences like hair color, the number of people with hyperhidrosis is greater than the 1% of individuals with natural red hair and 2% of individuals with natural blond hair.
Despite how common hyperhidrosis is, it is estimated that 27% of those with the condition never receive a diagnosis.
This Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month, Dermatology Times wants to hear from you. What percentage of the global population is estimated to have hyperhidrosis?
Vote below or email us at DTEditor@mmhgroup.com to share your hyperhidrosis insights or research.
What percent of the global population is estimated to have hyperhidrosis?
Albert. Fact check: Hyperhidrosis - International Hyperhidrosis Society: Official site. Home - International Hyperhidrosis Society. October 24, 1970. Accessed November 16, 2023. https://www.sweathelp.org/home/news-blog/542-fact-check-hyperhidrosis.html