10 Signs You Might Have Hyperhidrosis
Everybody Sweats, But Not Everybody has Hyperhidrosis
Are you a heavy sweater? You may have axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating. Below are 10 ways to determine whether you might have axillary hyperhidrosis:
Your underarms sweat unnecessarily.
You sweat through your shirts and often have to change your shirts throughout the day.
You have to shower excessively because of your sweat.
You’re always prepared with sweat protection.
Over the counter antiperspirants don’t work.
Your sweating dictates your social life.
Your sweating influences your career choices.
Excessive sweating runs in the family.
Your armpits feel wet for an extended period of time.
You often get skin infections and irritations in your armpits.
If you think you may have axillary hyperhidrosis, you might consider joining the Argyle Study. Also, don’t hesitate to reach out to a healthcare professional to learn more about your condition. If they haven't heard of hyperhidrosis, don't be discouraged. Instead, spread the word about hyperhidrosis so your doctor can better care for you and the other 380 million people worldwide who also suffer from hyperhidrosis.
About 5% of the world’s population is affected by hyperhidrosis, that’s a whopping 7.5 million people. And just because you’re famous doesn’t mean you are exempt from those odds.
Having hyperhidrosis can feel like a curse a majority of the time, but to every storm cloud there is a silver lining.
All day, everyday.
As a human, sweating is already an unfavorable experience, but when you are a heavy sweater (heh!), the pressure is on.
We all have secrets, little quirks that we tip toe around as to never get caught. When you have hyperhidrosis, there are a few necessary evils that we must do preserve our comfort.
The only way science can be driven forward is when individuals, like you, step up to make a difference.
Living with Hyperhidrosis is an inherently confusing ordeal. What makes it even more difficult is that most people don’t even know such a condition exists.
Without patients, there would be no new medical treatments anywhere, period.
For 7.8 million Americans (nearly 3% of the population) with hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating beyond those normal sweat-inducing activities is a very real and a very difficult thing to manage.