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Trump’s Obsession with Sweat is No Joke: Genetic Sweat Condition Devastating to Children and Young Adults. Jokes Promote Bullying Says International Hyperhidrosis Society

March 1, 2016, Charleston, South Carolina — The International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHHS) has a message for Donald Trump: Stop making sweat jokes and recognize that hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a serious, often genetic medical condition that exacts an undo toll on young people. Anyone who agrees can sign the IHHS petition on MoveOn.org asking Trump to help – not hurt – hyperhidrosis patients.

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Don't Let Them See You Sweat This Summer

For the millions of Americans suffering from hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, the body's mechanism for cooling itself is overactive and can cause sweat production that is up to four or five times more than normal. While some people may only think about sweating during the hot summer months, individuals with hyperhidrosis find excessive sweating can disrupt their daily and recreational activities, regardless of the season.

"While we all sweat, those suffering from hyperhidrosis may experience such a volume of excessive sweating they often need to change their clothing multiple times a day to hide their symptoms," says Lisa J. Pieretti, Executive director of the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHHS), a non profit organization dedicated to help those with excessive sweating. "It's important to remember that hyperhidrosis is a treatable medical condition and it is possible to manage symptoms through medical treatment options."

The International Hyperhidrosis Society recommends following these simple steps to help control sweating this summer:

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National survey shows that nearly 1 in 5 teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating

National survey shows that nearly 1 in 5 teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating

New research conducted by the International Hyperhidrosis Society and presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2017 Annual meeting shows that 17% of teens experience extreme sweating — that’s at least SEVEN TIMES more teens affected than previous estimates.

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 8, 2017: According to data collected by International Hyperhidrosis Society researchers and presented at the recent American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2017 Annual Meeting, 17% of teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating.

This is significantly more teens than reported in prior studies, which put prevalence statistics at only 1.6% to 2.1%.

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SWEATING THE INTERVIEW: Excessive Sweaters need not apply?

If success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, then it might follow that the hyperhidrosis sufferer should have no trouble gaining employment. Not so fast! According to an International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHHS) employment survey of people dealing with issues of excessive sweating, the condition, also known as hyperhidrosis, can deter potential employers from hiring otherwise capable candidates and even deter those afflicted from seeking employment altogether.

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As Summer Heats Up, Survey Reveals Need for Effective Sweat Treatments

As the thermometer rises, so does the humidity. For many, the humidity can be annoying, but for the nearly 8 million Americans who suffer from a treatable condition called hyperhidrosis [1], or excessive sweating, the humidity can be unbearable. Hyperhidrosis creates sweaty underarms, sweaty palms, sweaty feet, dripping sweat from the face, among other areas of excessive sweating, and though not caused by heat, is aggravated by heat or anxiety.

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A Different Kind of Valentine’s Day Story

“I knew he was the one for me when he held my hand without flinching, even when I tried to pull away out of embarrassment. He told me he didn’t care and continued to hold my hand.”

This early tender moment eventually led to love, an engagement, and an unforgettable wedding day. But to Therese Hernando, it meant more than just a romantic gesture. It literally affected her skin-deep.

Therese has suffered with a dermatologic disorder called hyperhidrosis since she was six years old, leaving her with perpetually wet hands and feet. Throughout her teen years, socializing was difficult since her condition made her shy about shaking hands with new friends or holding hands on dates. The moment her future husband held her hands, she hoped worries about her sweaty palms were behind her. They were, until she started to plan the wedding.

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