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.