INTERNATIONAL HYPERHIDROSIS SOCIETY

Rating: 4.91 stars   67 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 1260 Smythe Street Charleston SC 29492 USA

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 providers 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am a school nurse for an middle school. I have about 700 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in my school. The samples and the materials I received from Internataional Hyperhidrosis Society helped me a lot with educating my students. I used them for hygiene classes and education. Being able to give samples and education information to these students helps so much!

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A lot

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Like most people, I didn't realize excessive sweating was a medical condition. I thought those that suffered with it were people with poor hygiene habits or 'nervous types' who showed their high levels of anxiety through profuse sweating. I hate to admit this negative prejudice but that was the way I felt. Then, I learned more about hyperhidrosis and was completely ashamed of how uneducated I was. The saddest part is that people who have this condition sometimes don't understand it themselves. Sadder still, they often feel that perhaps they deserve to be shunned or ridiculed. They feel there is no hope, that they alone suffer and that they just have to 'live with it.' Without IHHS, this would be true. I can't express how truly life-changing the IHHS mission is to people with hyperhidrosis. The IHHS website, outreach programs and counseling help bring together a community where there wasn't one before. For the millions of people with the condition, and the millions of friends and families that help them cope, IHHS is a beacon of help.

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Life-changing

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2012

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1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered a few times with this organization at their annual seminars and found the experience to be very rewarding. I saw first-hand how much work is put into organizing and holding these seminars and the appreciation that those with hyperhidrosis have for the Society for the opportunity to receive life-changing treatment. I would be more than happy to volunteer for this organization again.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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1 person found this review helpful

I have watched the IHHS grow over the last decade and am thoroughly impressed with their commitment and compassion, namely that of the Executive Director, Lisa Pieretti. She is an incredibly caring, intelligent, driven leader and I commend all of her (and the organizations) hard work to helping and enhancing countless lives.

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Life-changing

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2012

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2 people found this review helpful

Great, professional, caring, people--dedicated to helping anyone that suffers from hyperhidrosis.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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As a volunteer, as an "outsider" witnessing firsthand the countless lives that have been truly changed for the better, mere words can not express the importance and transformative work performed by the International Hyperhidrosis Society. To those not personally affected by hyperhidrosis or not in direct contact with someone who is, it is impossible to understand its immensely debilitating effects. But through the dedication and professional perseverance of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, individuals are not only being given real and effective treatments -- they are being given long-lost self confidence, normalcy and the chance to be the mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, life-loving teenagers and accepted members of society that they so deserve to be.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I have been involved with the International Hyperhidrosis Society since its inception a decade ago. Since that time I have watched it grow such that it now helps people around the world suffering from debilitating excessive sweating to find solid information and real medical treatment. Over the years I've heard countless stories from people who found help for their sweating through the International Hyperhidrosis Society and, because they were able to get treated, these people were able to start living life fully again. The International Hyperhidrosis Society has brought a devastating medical condition out from the shadows into the public's and medical world's awareness so that real progress can be made. If you know anyone who is embarassed, ashamed, or held back by excessive sweating (at work, at school, socially, emotionally, etc.), I can't recommend this organization enough.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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1 person found this review helpful

Having a family member dealing with Hyperhidrosis, it's great to know that there are experts avai;label to assist in dealing with this condition. Keep up your great work!

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Life-changing

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2012

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The IHHS was first set-up almost 10 years ago to fill a void of useful, balanced and accurate information for patients who suffer from excessive sweating. Our company supported the first grant to IHHS because our market research indicated that was nowhere for patients to seek this information. We are very pleased with the continued success of IHHS, and we wish it many years of serving this previously neglected population.

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2008

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1 person found this review helpful

The International Hyperhidrosis Society is an amazing organization that helps many people. Hyperhidrosis is very misunderstood and the Society gives very clear information that has personally helped me understand my secondary generalized hyperhidrosis as well as friends of mine who have experienced night sweats and other symptoms. God bless this group and the good work that they do.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2012

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