If you know anything about The Derm Institute of West Michigan, you know that we live by the phrase “Skin treatment is never just skin deep.” Sweating is a perfectly normal part of daily life, however, when the sweating becomes excessive and starts to interfere with daily life, it’s time to see a dermatologist.
Hyperhidrosis can affect personal relationships, especially when meeting new people. A study performed in 2017 found that 61% of participants mentioned that sweating had a significant impact on their lifestyle. Respondents also reported that they experienced challenges with physical contact, social settings, and intimacy due to symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
Embarrassment and anxiety can cause people with hyperhidrosis to try to hide their condition and avoid seeing a doctor. However, if you think you may suffer from hyperhidrosis, know that you are not alone. Science Daily reported that an estimated 7.8 million individuals, or 2.8% of the population, have hyperhidrosis. There are also a number of celebrities that have hyperhidrosis, some of which include:
Your condition does not define you, and seeking treatment can significantly improve quality of life.
In addition to treatment, here are some tips to help manage hyperhidrosis in your daily life:
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