The Emotional Toll of Hyperhidrosis
Have you ever spent an entire morning wrought with anxiety that you may sweat through your dress shirt on day you forgot a backup? Or perhaps you’re full of dread over meeting the new boss because you will inevitably have to shake his hand.
These scenarios, while initially driven by overactive sweat glands, inevitably lead to feelings of isolation and depression.
Sometimes the physical symptoms of hyperhidrosis are shadowed by the emotional toll of not being relatable with the people in your life. Co-workers, neighbors, friends and loved ones oftentimes can’t understand the life-altering effects excessive sweating has on your life.
You are not alone, even though you may feel like the only person in the world whose sweat glands refuse to take a break. In fact, you are actually one in 365 million people worldwide who can’t persuade your perspiration to slow down.
According to our friends at the International Hyperhidrosis Society, nearly 5% of the world’s population suffers from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis Resources Can Help
While having this knowledge may not immediately change your life, the resources created and shared by the International Hyperhidrosis Society may change the way you approach the challenges in your life brought on by hyperhidrosis. The society’s website, www.sweathelp.org, provides mounds of education, treatment information, clinical trial recruitment details, insurance tools, personal stories, and more.
The in-depth, yet easily readable webpages examine all aspects of hyperhidrosis and sweat. They also explore the medical, physical, social, and psychological implications associated with excessive sweating. It’s evident that the team at International Hyperhidrosis Society wants to help you learn about your condition, understand why it’s happening, seek out treatment, take action and most importantly, thrive!
About the International Hyperhidrosis Society
The International Hyperhidrosis Society was founded in 2003 by a team of respected physicians and experts in hyperhidrosis research. It is the only independent, non-profit, global organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who excessively sweat.
The organization’s passion is evident in its fierce advocacy, support and information-sharing throughout its global community. Its staff, advocates, volunteers and donors are driven by the mission “to reduce the symptoms, anxiety, and social stigma associated with excessive sweating by improving the information, support, and treatment available to the millions of children, teens, and adults affected by hyperhidrosis worldwide.”
We encourage you to check out the resources available on the International Hyperhidrosis Society website. We guarantee that you will learn something new about hyperhidrosis, treatments or trials. We bet you’ll relate to one of the real-life stories featured in the #MyHhStory section. And more importantly, we hope that you’ll feel a little less alone knowing that you have a team of passionate professionals on your side whose only mission is to try to make your life better.
Visit International Hyperhidrosis Society today!