Raising Awareness Among Healthcare Providers Because, When a Clinician Understands Excessive Sweating, It Makes All the Difference
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great hyperhidrosis care requires great partnerships with healthcare providers who understand the serious impacts of excessive sweating.
As part of Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month, the International Hyperhidrosis Society is running clinical-facing advertisements and public service announcements in medical professional publications during the month of November.
Who will be learning about the importance of quality hyperhidrosis diagnosis and treatment?
- Pediatricians via the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP News because hyperhidrosis often first manifests with extreme sweating symptoms during childhood or adolescence.
- School nurses thanks to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), and because hyperhidrosis can significantly impact school performance and students’ self-esteem.
- Dermatologists through the American Academy of Dermatology’s Derm World because, while hyperhidrosis may originate in the nerves and brain, excessive sweating continues to be frequently treated as a disorder of the skin.
- Dermatology nurses reached by the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association because nurses play a key role in documenting symptoms and advocating for effective patient care.
- Nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others through RNsights because a wide range of healthcare providers come into contact, albeit often unwittingly, with hyperhidrosis sufferers and can improve quality of life for these patients if they know how.
How can the public help? By telling all the healthcare providers they come in contact with about Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month and the International Hyperhidrosis Society.
The International Hyperhidrosis Society thanks all the wonderful clinicians who already stay up-to-date in hyperhidrosis best practices through the Society’s HCP website, continuing education, and research library, and who register with IHhS’ Physician Finder.
Additional Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month activities are taking place throughout November. Visit SweatHelp.org and IHhS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to get involved.
Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month is made possible by individual donors and by unrestricted grants from the makers of Certain Dri, from Dermira and from the makers of miraDry.
For additional information, contact Christine Fleckenstein at [email protected]
About Hyperhidrosis & the International Hyperhidrosis Society
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that affects approximately 4.8% of the population. It results in extreme, uncontrollable sweating and:
- Is associated with much higher rates of anxiety & depression
- Has negative quality-of-life impacts equal to or greater than severe acne & psoriasis
- Increases risk of skin infections by 300%
Yet, only 1 in 4 hyperhidrosis sufferers is ever diagnosed, and far fewer are cared for effectively with best practices.
The International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS) was founded in 2003 by a team of physicians respected worldwide for work in hyperhidrosis research and treatment and by dedicated advocates. IHhS’ mission focuses on reducing the symptoms, anxiety and social stigma associated with excessive sweating through improvements in hyperhidrosis awareness, education, research, and advocacy. Learn more at www.SweatHelp.org.
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