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Many of us who consider ourselves to be public speakers may experience the all too common symptom of sweating. If that describes you, you may find sweat on your palms, face, or other bodily parts. That’s completely normal.  However, it’s also possible that you encounter what’s known as “hyperhidrosis.” In case that term is unfamiliar to you, it’s excessive sweating.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, there is no cure for hyperhidrosis and while it isn’t life-threatening there may be a social impact. The Cleveland Clinic also states the following:

  1. Sweat comes from the eccrine glands, which exist throughout your body (e.g., palms, underarms, soles of the feet).
  2. Certain medications and medical conditions may lead to hyperhidrosis.
  3.  You may feel wetness on your skin, damp clothing or beads of sweat dripping from your cheeks or your forehead.
  4. Symptoms of hyperhidrosis can range in severity and may lead to emotional impact.
  5. Individuals may be more at risk if hyperhidrosis runs in their family.
  6. Treatment varies and will depend on what your healthcare provider or dermatologist recommends.
  7. The best deodorant for hyperhidrosis is an aluminum-based product.
  8. Wearing breathable clothing is recommended.
  9. Certain medications, if suggested by your healthcare provider, may have a positive effect.
  10. If no other options exist, an individual may consider surgical choices, only if they’re discussed them with their healthcare provider.

If you or someone you know has hyperhidrosis, don’t sweat it because there are ways to manage it that are viable options. If you have specific questions or wish to discuss this further, you’re welcome to contact me directly 518-664-6004, [email protected], or we can schedule an in-person or virtual meeting.

I’m ready to offer you or anyone on your team, assistance.