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November is Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month!

Bringing Advocacy, Action and a Brighter Future

 For Immediate Release – October 27, 2017

(Charleston, S.C.) — November 1, 2017 launches the inaugural Hyperhidrosis (Hh) Awareness Month!

Why? Because the more people who know about Hh (excessive sweating), the sooner there will be a cure, and improved access to treatment.

Hyperhidrosis is NOT a cosmetic problem, a weather-related problem, a hormone problem, an anxiety problem, a weight problem, an exercise problem, a drug problem, or a personality problem…

It’s a common, medical, serious, life-damaging, under-recognized and under-cared-for problem, and the International Hyperhidrosis Society wants everyone to know it.

Follow the International Hyperhidrosis Society on Facebook and Twitter during the entire month of November for give-aways, to learn useful Hh life hacks, and to help raise awareness about how life-altering and under-treated excessive sweating can be.

Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month will help to:

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Signs Excessive Sweating is Serious vs. Situational Debunking Myths Surrounding Women and Sweating

CHARLESTON, S.C., September 19, 2017— As women go about their daily lives at work, home and in social circles, there’s a common but hidden scourge: excessive sweating. In fact, a national survey conducted by the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS)—the scholars of sweat—shows multiple millions suffer from extreme, uncomfortable, embarrassing, debilitating, and emotionally-devastating sweating. This type of sweating is a serious medical condition known as hyperhidrosis and nearly 367 million people of all ages struggle with it on their hands, feet, face, underarms, or body. Hyperhidrosis can be devastating. While many women attempt to hide their sweating problems and suffer in silence, the impacts are often hard to cover up. Dramatic sweating in the presence of peers at work, or in extracurricular or social environments, can cause severe embarrassment, stress, anxiety, and other emotional issues. Even when women are alone, hyperhidrosis often takes a heavy toll—adversely impacting one’s productivity in a myriad of ways, both personally and professionally. 

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Turning the Corner: Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting for Hyperhidrosis

Charleston, S.C., October 24, 2017: The International Hyperhidrosis Society is hosting a landmark Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) Meeting for Hyperhidrosis in Washington, DC on November 13, 2017.

This meeting will be hyperhidrosis patients’ platform to make their voices — and needs — heard by treatment developers, healthcare providers, and regulatory professionals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Theresa M. Mullin, Ph.D. Director, Office of Strategic Programs for the FDA has said, “Sometimes, the most valuable thing we can do as regulators at FDA is simply to listen.”

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6 Ways to Control Stress Sweat

By Angela Ballard, RN, EMT 

CHARLESTON, S.C., September 19, 2017— Stress is bad enough on its own. Unfortunately for most of us, however, stress usually also brings with it stress sweat, which tends to be particularly stinky, staining, and embarrassing. Given that there are two to four million sweat glands distributed all over our bodies and that stressful situations are seemingly ubiquitous in modern life, trying to avoid stress sweat might seem like a futile endeavor – but (thankfully) it isn’t. There are simple ways you can control stress sweat even when the @#%S is hitting the fan. 

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