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