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Causes: Health

Mission: It is our mission to promote hyperhidrosis research, educate physicians in optimal diagnosis and care, raise awareness about the condition's emotional and economic impacts, and advocate for patient access to effective treatments. As part of our mission, we continuously build programs that connect those who suffer from hyperhidrosis with those who provide care, while increasing public understanding of this debilitating medical condition.

Results: Educated hundreds of medical professionals in hyperhidrosis diagnosis and care; Provided bi-monthly e-newsletter to over 50,000 subscribers; Supported research and development of improved treatments; Millions of media impressions; Millions of visitors to our continuously-updated site: www.SweatHelp.org.

Target demographics: kids, adults, families suffering with excessive, uncontrollable sweating

Geographic areas served: Global.

Programs: physician education, research support, advocacy for sufferers, and public awareness.

Community Stories

104 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

11 ltguy11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at IHHS ever since I was in high school and Lisa and the staff always treated me with care and respect. They go to great lengths to get the word out about hyperhidrosis and raise awareness about this disorder. I've known this organization almost since the beginning and seen them grow and do great things. Thanks to the work that is done, HH treatment and insurance coverage for it has come a long way. They're always in the know about upcoming treatments and work hard to facilitate progress in the field by interacting with scientists and companies that develop treatments for hyperhidrosis. There really is no other organization like this in the world.

5 MyLifeAsAPuddle

Client Served

Rating: 5

The IHHS gave me the strength, courage, and gusto to stop hiding my sweating secret. I received treatment at one of their CME symposiums. When I arrived and saw the signage proclaiming excessive sweating and read all the stories about people just like me, it was incredibly validating. I could finally sit in a room and sweat without any worries, while at the same time listen to experts who are pioneers in the field and who offer treatments of hope. When I left the symposium that day, I felt like a million bucks. A palpable shift occurred within me that was rather unexpected. As a result of my interactions with Executive Director Lisa Pieretti, I was inspired to launch a blog called My Life as a Puddle to create hope and awareness one drop at a time. The care, attention, and understanding of those at the IHHS is astounding. They GET IT. That day was more than just a CME symposium and an opportunity for treatment. It was about validation, courage, strength, and being seen and physically touched by all of the IHHS staff without having to worry about what they thought of my sweating. I can be changed by my circumstances, but not reduced by them. Maya Angelou once said, “Beauty and strength can be found in adversity.” I thank the IHHS deeply for helping me on my way to find mine.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis changed my life. I have been suffering from this condition all my life, it wasn't until now that i decided to do something about it. After reading the stories and information on the website i decided to contact them. I was able to receive free treatment as well as the chance to be a part of this community. I have met some great individuals who continue to inspire me. Some of them include Sophia wastler and Lisa Pieretti. I am now an active volunteer for the organization and continue to raise awareness by educating schools about the condition. I am honored to be part of this organization and will continue to do my part as long as i can.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society is the only resource of its kind for people with excessive sweating. Because excessive sweating is still widely under-diagnosed and misunderstood, even among healthcare providers, the information and resources that they provide are critical to so many people. The information on their website can be life-changing for people who have hyperhidrosis.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society does a superb job of helping people with a serious condition. They help people of all ages and all locations improve their health and living condition. They are the only organization that treats this serious problem.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I feel blessed to have the chance to work with such a caring group of individuals, who all work so hard to bring to light awareness of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) as a true medical condition. Among its many programs aimed at education and advocacy, the Society holds seminars to educate physicians about this condition so that they, in turn, can help patients who are affected by this debilitating condition. Patients can even volunteer to receive free treatment at these seminars and also get the opportunity to meet others who also suffer with this condition. We frequently hear from patients that the treatment that these seminars provide is life-changing. This validation makes the work and effort put into organizing/holding these seminars totally worth it! What a rewarding way to spend time!

3 Albert G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to do work for this nonprofit, and at all of the treatment seminars. This is a life changing organization! Both in it's free treatments and it's one-of-a-kind knowledge based, patient support website. Lisa Pieretti, the executive Director is an angel to thousands.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society has literally changed the lives of thousands who suffered in silence. I have personally seen how this organization works tirelessly to continue to raise awareness of excessive sweating, and hyperhidrosis. Working with a condition that has such a negative stigma is challenging but the IHHS breaks down the barriers and gets information and hope to the global population of sufferers. They are the only ones who do this. And they deserve our support.