Hyperhydrosis: do you sweat too much?

Hyperhidrosis, Lisa J. Pieretti, Dr. Adam Friedman,

Do you ever wonder if you sweat too much?  Do you think that you may sweat more than other people?  Well, you aren’t alone.  Approximately 15 million people in the U.S. and five percent of the world population have a condition called hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating without a known cause.

Hyperhidrosis can be an embarrassing condition as extra sweat can affect the face, underarms, soles of feet, palms of hands and other parts.  It usually begins in childhood and can continue throughout adulthood and men and women are impacted equally.

It can be tough to hide, but it is not difficult to treat, provided you talk to your doctor about it.

November was dubbed Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month to get people talking about this common, but uncomfortable to discuss the medical condition.

Dr. Adam Friedman, Associate Professor of Dermatology, the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Lisa J. Pieretti, Executive Director and Founding Member, International Hyperhidrosis Society spoke with Michelle Tompkins for TheCelebrityCafe.com to explain the importance of sweat, define hyperhidrosis including: who gets it, how to treat it and where you can go to get more information.

For more information on hyperhidrosis visit www.sweathelp.org.

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.