November is Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month

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Healthcare providers can register for the International Hyperhidrosis Society's Hyperhidrosis Master Class in Patient Care and Efficiency to be held Nov. 5, 2022, in Charleston, SC.

November is Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month and the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS) is committed to raising awareness of this medical condition that affects 365 million people worldwide, of which 27 percent go undiagnosed. 

In the United States alone, more than 15 million Americans have hyperhidrosis (approximately 5% of the population), but many of those dealing with the condition fail to recognize it as a medical issue and only 51 percent discuss it with their physicians.

While sweating is a normal, necessary part of human function, hyperhidrosis sufferers experience excessive and uncontrollable perspiration that interferes with daily functioning, negatively impacting their quality of life. For many, the condition may also be linked to other symptoms and issues including anxiety and depression, increased risk of skin infections (by 300%) and damaged clothing and personal items due to sweat-induced staining – all taking a toll on personal and professional day-to-day activities.

"Hyperhidrosis is significantly unrecognized and undiagnosed, leaving those suffering from the condition untreated and unable to fully enjoy their lives," says Lisa J. Pieretti, Executive Director of the International Hyperhidrosis Society in a news release. "Our organization's goal is to is educate sufferers, provide support and show them they don't have to live with excessive sweating as hyperhidrosis can be effectively treated."

Healthcare providers can register for the International Hyperhidrosis Society's Hyperhidrosis Master Class in Patient Care and Efficiency to be held Nov. 5, 2022, in Charleston, SC. 

Attendees will learn best practices in hyperhidrosis diagnosis and management as well as the latest research related to excessive sweating. Hands-on treatment training will also be provided, and attendees will earn CME (Continuing Medical Education) and a special designation in the IHhS' Clinician Finder database.

"We are privileged to be the lead sponsor of the IHhS for a consecutive year as part of our ongoing mission to support hyperhidrosis patients around the world," says Arash Khazei, CEO, miraDry.

For more information and to help raise awareness about hyperhidrosis, treatment options and useful tools, visit the IHhS website,, and social pages using #KnowSweat #KnowSweat2022.

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