The Effects on Patients' Lives: Conclusion: Impact of the disease

It is clear from clinical experience in treating patients with excessive sweating, as well as from studies using formal evaluation tools, that hyperhidrosis is a disease that has a profound impact on patients’ lives. The impact on quality of life compares to that of other chronic dermatologic and systemic diseases. Patients with excessive sweating need to be identified and offered treatment in order to lessen the physical, psychosocial, and occupational impact of their condition.