International Hyperhidrosis Society

Rating: 4.92 stars   75 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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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2 people found this review helpful

I absolutely love working with this organization! To see true care & compassion that is exerted from the physicians, to the organizers, to the staff working the seminars; it's truly amazing to watch everyone work together in effort to better these patients quality of life.

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Each year I get the opportunity to participate at IHHS seminars where I interact closely with hyperhidrosis patients. It is truly a rewarding experience each and every time I get to see patients leaving with smiles on their faces after they've received their treatments. I look forward to these seminars every year and working alongside this wonderful organization to help others with excessive sweating!

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Over the past several years I have had the privilege to attend and assist at IHHS events. Earlier today I had an opportunity to reflect on my experience with a friend, who happens to also be a patient of the private practice I work in. As I was explaining the IHHS to him, my eyes filled with happy tears thinking of the patients who have had life changing experiences due to the wonderful care given by the IHHS.

Excessive sweating is real and with the help of the IHHS, quality of lives are changing! During each event, I learn something new through the patients testimonies. These are memories I carry with me during my journey of caring for patients on a daily basis.

Thank you IHHS for all you do!

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3 people found this review helpful

I'm an RN and I love the work I'm able to do with the International Hyperhidrosis Society. Sharing the latest information, backed up by studies published in medical journals, and helping people to find the effective treatments they need is very gratifying.

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Fantastic group of people!! From the staff that coordinates awareness & symposiums to the expert physicians who have dedicated their careers to changing lives, every single individual whom I have encountered within this organization have been generous & empathetic. Keep up the good work, IHHS! Your are making a difference in this world!

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Hyperhidrosis can have significant emotional and economic impact on patients. The IHHS is a relentless advocate, committed to promoting research, educating healthcare providers, and raising awareness about the condition in order to help improve the lives of the patients they serve. I encourage all of my patients who struggle with hyperhidrosis to visit the IHHS website for information and for support.

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In short, the International Hyperhidrosis Society changes lives. I can say this because my life began the day I learned of IHHS and started receiving treatment. Suddenly I was managing my condition rather than it managing me.

After treatment a whole new me emerged. A confident, stronger, me. I quickly recognized that others were suffering in silence just as I once was. They deserved to live life without the symptoms this condition afflicts. They needed to be told help was available.

The IHHS is an invaluable resource for sufferers. Armed with the latest research and the brightest physicians, I knew I wanted to get involved to help spread the word.

As an advocate for the society I have seen first hand the good works this nonprofit does. Coast to coast they promote awareness, treat the condition, and educate. The IHHS improves the quality of lives for sufferers. Lives are changed. I have seen it.

Thank you IHHS and keep up the great work!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

triple in size to reach more sufferers that are unaware treatment is available.

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The International Hyperhidrosis Society goes out of its way to benefit those afflicted with this medical condition. They stay on top of the latest treatments and even train doctors to be sure patients are informed and get the treatment they need. There are many people suffering with hyperhidroisis and I know they will continue to do as much as they can to help those who reach out to them.

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Hyperhidrosis is a little known condition that is seen as "no big deal" to those who don't have it. However, it can be socially devastating to those who do have it. The International Hyperhidrosis Society is by far the best resource for those suffering from this condition. They do an amazing job of educating sufferers on the causes and treatments of this horrible condition.

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I work in a busy dermatology practice and I have had the opportunity to also be involved directly with the IHHS on some of their training sessions throughout the country. The most rewarding part of my day is hearing the testimony of the patients. I sometimes feel I leave with a more rewarding experience than the patient. When I took my own, then teenage daughter, to the pediatrician with hyperhydrosis of the hands he said it was part of adolecence. We need every speciality to be educated that there is help for these patients. When you assist in treatment for a patient who has to alter their daily activities due to sweating and they call you back to say they are dry and how much their lives have changed with the help they have been given, that busy day all becomes worth it! There has been the police officer who could not pull his gun from the holster due to wet hands, the public speaker who had forehead sweating so bad it dripped in his eyes, the teacher who could not use chalk, the student who could not do projects with markers because the ink would smudge, the hair dresser who could not hold the curling iron with wet hands, the stories are endless but I am sure space here is limited and others need to post. IHHS is wonderful and treatments are available!

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I work in a dermatology practice and the IHHS is absolutely wonderful! They are a very knowledable resource and quick to help. I have referred many out of town patients to them in order to find help closer to home. They truly give the impression that they are their to help the patient.

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