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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

23 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.

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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.

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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.

3 Billy5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lisa and the team at IHHS have been an amazing partner for Thompson Tee, and their website continues to be a go-to resource for trusted news and educational information surrounding hyperhidrosis. As someone who suffers from axillary hyperhidrosis, I created our sweat proof shirts to help others like myself deal with excessive sweating. I'm thrilled to work alongside a likeminded nonprofit that wholeheartedly shares this mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

They are doing a great job helping those with Hyperhidrosis!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society is an amazing organization that is out there to educate, assist and support those that treat and suffer from Hyperhidrosis. www.Sweathelp.org contains an immense amount of information and we always recommend patients that they visit their website for additional guidance. We at R.A. Fischer are teaming up with the IHHS to help raise awareness of this debilitating condition and learn more about treatments like our Tap Water Iontophoresis devices.
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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IHHS is a great resource for hyperhidrosis sufferers! It is a one-stop source for information, doctors to see, and putting them in touch distributors/retailers of with specialty products, such as ourselves, Hidrex USA, which distribute iontophoresis devices for a long-term treatment solution. Keep up the great work, IHHS!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The International Hyperhidrosis Society is a first class non-profit organization that truly offers a one-of-kind support and education system to those individuals suffering from HH. As a company developing a potential new topical therapeutic for HH, we've had the unique opportunity to work with the IHHS on several occasions and have witnessed first hand how much of a positive impact they've had on the lives of those impacted with this condition. This organization is run by an individual that is seasoned, motivated, organized and truly passionate about creating awareness for HH and helping out those who are affected on a daily basis by HH. For all these reasons, we are and will continue to be a proud supporter of the IHHS .

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have interacted with many organizations as a healthcare advisor, and I can honestly say that the IHHS is one of the most professional, action-oriented groups I have encountered. They connect effectively with patients, healthcare providers and innovators in healthcare such as my clients. The leadership is truly dedicated, knowledgable and organized. A pleasure to work with the IHHS!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Sophia6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2 Zack2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My middle school is very appreciative of the suppport we have received from the International Hyperhidrosis Society. They have sent our school antiperspirant samples that are given to students during important discussions on personal hygiene care.
Thanks again.

Yvonne Pointer
School Nurse

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IHHS is a wonderful resource for patients suffering with hyperhidrosis. I encourage all of my patients to visit the website for information and for a source of support in knowing that they are not alone when dealing with this condition. I have also attended an educational seminar for healthcare providers and learned other ways to help and treat my patients.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IHHS has truly been a pleasure to work with. They provide informative and accurate information to help the thousands of people suffering with hyperhydrosis get through their daily lives. Their newsletter and website are great tools for finding out the latest information and solutions to excessive sweating. I highly recommend to consumers and partners alike.