Hyperhidrosis is a treatable medical condition that results in sweating that exceeds the normal amount required to maintain consistent body temperature -- up to five times the average volume. This excessive sweating occurs regardless of environmental surroundings -- people with hyperhidrosis sweat profusely nearly all day, every day. Primary hyperhidrosis can affect one or more body areas, most often the palms, armpits, soles of the feet or face and sometimes the groin and under the breasts in men and women. Secondary hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, is generalized, typically involving the whole body.
Patients with severe sweating should seek medical advice from dermatologists who can provide diagnosis and treatments, often covered by insurance, ranging from prescription-strength anti-perspirants to BOTOX(R).
The International Hyperhidrosis Society Survey on Excessive Underarm Sweating and its Impact on Adults in the Workplace was conducted September 23 to October 4, 2009. A nationwide sample of 2,068 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older participated in the survey. The survey also includes an additional study of 233 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older, all diagnosed with hyperhidrosis.
The International Hyperhidrosis Society is committed to reducing the symptoms, anxiety and social stigma associated with excessive sweating by offering education, support and medical resources to an estimated 176 million affected children, teens and adults worldwide.
International Hyperhidrosis Society(R) is a registered trademark of the International Hyperhidrosis Society.
BOTOX(R) is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.
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