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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 Peggy18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My wife has hyperhidrosis and because of this, I have seen first hand the good works the IHHS does. They truly care about helping people with this condition and continually support sufferers and medical professionials alike. I know that because of them, my wifes quality of life has been dramatically improved!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have suffered with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) for as long as I can remember. It was determined that Botox injections would be the best treatment option for me as other treatment options had failed. However, insurance denied my claim and I was unable to pay out-of-pocket. Through the IHHS Symposium, I was able to receive thousands of dollars would of Botox for FREE. This has changed my life for the better. By receiving this treatment, I feel much more "normal" and am able to do things I had not done previously. Also, members of the IHHS staff have always helped me to feel welcomed and offered help and advice in any way they knew how. I am truly grateful for this wonderful organization!

1

Donor

Rating: 4

We have been partnering with the IHHS since 2005 and love it! They are a great organization that is here to make a difference in people's lives and help make them better. They've got great information available and are always willing to help in anyway. It's an honor to be a part of their wonderful organization!! We plan on continuing our partnership with them as long as they will have us, which we hope is for a very long time.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best website for information on Hyperhidrosis. I received information on products and services. The web page is updated regularly with the latest information and research. I don't feel like a freak of nature anymore because now I know I'm not alone in this world!

2 Tri D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Though I have been a treament before knowing International Hyperhidrosis Society's site, I see that it really contains plenty of very helpful information about hyperhidrosis treament. I introduced the site to Vietnamese sufferer group on facebook. I hope many people can apply some of treaments and have great results. I also expect IHS organization expands to many areas all around the world for the treatment can come to all sufferers

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.