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Now more than ever, Physician Assistants (PA) are providing quality care and improved access to care across the nation and across medical specialties. In dermatology in particular, PAs have the potential to make a huge difference in the lives of hyperhidrosis patients by providing the latest hyperhidrosis treatments, and combinations of treatments, to meet individual needs. Studies show that most hyperhidrosis patients visit five different doctors before they either give up or, finally, get some adequate care for their sweating problems. Wouldn't it be better to get the right, modern treatment the first time from an IHHS-trained PA?

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1a14f8a2 a8b0 4a46 bf78 fccffe7da004Dementia Risk for Seniors from Common Meds

As many International Hyperhidrosis Society members know, anticholinergics such as Robinul (glycopyrrolate) are medications that can be used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). In fact, anticholinergics are often used to treat extreme sweating that affects multiple body parts or one large body area (such as the back) that isn’t easily treated otherwise. Anticholinergics block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. In the brain, acetylcholine is involved in mediating learning and memory. In the rest of the body, it helps stimulate muscle contractions.

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No Slip-Ups with Iontophoresis

All four major U.S. sports are in play this week with baseball (MLB) having just wrapped up its World Series, football (NFL) in the thick of its regular season, and both ice hockey (NHL) and basketball (NBA) broadcasting their opening games.

From fast pitches to perfect layups, and from smooth spiral passes to rocketing slap shots, each of these sports has something important in common. They demand a sure grip and precise release, things that are hard to achieve if you’ve got sweaty palms or palmar hyperhidrosis.

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