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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