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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

110 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

12 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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I had been looking everywhere trying to find an answer for Hyperhidrosis but no luck with anything in Australia. I just kept getting a diagnosis of the sweating but no clue to finding a solution to the problem. Kept searching and came across the International Hyperhidrosis Society's site.
I have to congratulate them on giving more answers than I had been able to find with all my other searching I had done. I found this to be a thorough, friendly and helpful place to look for answers. I was sent the latest information regarding this condition with names of professionals to contact here in Australia.
I hope this Society gets all the support they deserve to continue their excellent work. Thanks from a very grateful Aussie.

1 Deb_65

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for this organization and they are well-organized and really care about their patients. They go out of their way to make sure that sufferers are made aware of the disease and any upcoming treatments and studies. I have volunteered for many organization and they are a top-notch non-profit!

2 Evan11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Christine was very helpful with all my questions. I appreciated her thorough e-mail.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wow! What an amazing organization that truly cares about people! What a great source of support and information. Everyone that I have come in contact with at the organization is professional and has such compassion! Thank you IHHS for the work you do to help those who have hyperhidrosis!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first learned about hyperhidrosis through a client I worked with at a behavioral clinic. I saw the debilitating effects of hyperhidrosis on a child worked with first hand. Daily, the child would struggle to hold utensils, writing tools and even simple toys that required assembly were difficult tasks. More heartbreaking not only as a therapist, but as a parent, was the constant teasing from classmates when they were required to sit near or hold the child's hands for a group activities. Comments were frequently made about how "wet" and"gross" the child was.
The parents sought treatment options, and were given the "first line of defense", Botox to reduce the symptoms of her excessive sweating. Unfortunately it was not effective and they declined further treatment due to side effects. If only they had they had known of the many options that are available, perhaps the outcome would have been different.
Being introduced to the International Hyperhidrosis Society has given me that opportunity and the tools to provide options for those seeking treatments. Not a size fits all options for those suffering hyperhidrosis! Not only has the organization further informed me about hyperhidrosis, the available treatments, awareness for patients and doctors, and provided invaluable information regarding studies that can help provided treatments for those suffering with the many forms of hyperhidrosis.
Thanks to the work and dedication of Lisa Pieretti, and her medical friends, countless volunteers, advocates those suffering with hyperhidrosis, they now have hope and options with the International Hyperhidrosis Society.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just recently learned about hyperhidrosis and I'm surprised at the number of people suffering from this condition . I have been totally impressed by the dedication and endless hours that has been but into IHHS by Lisa and her staff. They have a true passion for helping everyone effected , in such a loving and caring way I feel privileged to have been able to learn from them this past week.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a valuable non-profit organization which is committed to making a difference in so many lives! I did not realize the numbers of people who suffer from this embarrassing and limiting condition until I became educated on hyperhidrosis by chatting with individuals who suffer. The IHHS website SweatHelp.org offers the most up to date education, informational programs and opportunities to participate in clinical trials with investigational drugs which will hopefully make a difference. Lisa Pieretti is one of the highly dedicated and professional individuals who make this organization tick! I totally recommend the expertise and assistance of this nonprofit group.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society was created to help people who suffer with this condition in the most loving and compassionate way possible. Everyone involved deeply cares about those with Hyperhidrosis. A combination of research, education and outreach is helping people who may otherwise have nowhere to turn. I am very impressed with both the mission and the people of the International Hyperhidrosis Society.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have just recently learned about this wonderful organization. They are kind, caring and have such a passion for helping people with Hyperhidrosis. It truly is an honor to work with them.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was surprised as a registered nurse that I had never heard of the disease HH. I was saddened to learn about the many people who are suffering in silence. The IHHS is truly an amazing organization! They are bringing awareness to the general public about this condition (and the medical community as well). They are connecting patients with physicians who are knowledgeable about HH and it’s treatment options. IHHS is also promoting cutting edge research for new treatments. All of this is being done with so much compassion for the people who are suffering from this disease. What a wonderful organization!