I’m Maria Thomas

I create hyperhidrosis hope and awareness one drop at a time.

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Guest Post: Hyperhidrosis in the South

Guest Post: Hyperhidrosis in the South

Eryn is 15 and has hyperhidrosis. She says, “I find that it’s really hard to be a relaxed, normal teenager when suffering from hyperhidrosis…[I hate] the way it makes me feel. My hyperhidrosis is like this little monster inside my head telling me that I can’t do this and I can’t do that. It gives me really low confidence and changes the way I go about normal tasks.”

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What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. It affects five percent of the global population – that’s 365 million people!

Many people with this condition don’t realize they have it, or that it even has a recognized medical name. Why? Because there is a lot of shame and embarrassment involved. Patients don’t speak up or think it’s a serious enough problem to even mention; therefore, hyperhidrosis is under-diagnosed and under-treated.

Primary focal hyperhidrosis

The excessive sweating is not caused by any underlying condition or medication.

Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis

The excessive sweating is caused by an underlying medical condition or is a side effect of a medication.

Areas of the body affected by hyperhidrosis

Palmar hyperhidrosis = sweaty hands

Plantar hyperhidrosis = sweaty feet

Axillary hyperhidrosis = sweaty underarms

Craniofacial hyperhidrosis = sweaty head and/or face

People may also experience sweat everywhere on their body.

About Me

 

I’m a passionate writer, patient leader, and hyperhidrosis trailblazer. This is a blog about hyperhidrosis, mostly (I also have an autoimmune condition called ulcerative colitis [UC], so occasionally I might spill my guts to you). I’ve lived with hyperhidrosis nearly all of my life and offer a unique perspective on a condition that can be mentally, socially, emotionally, and professionally debilitating.

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Kevin

“As a young sufferer of hyperhidrosis I have found it difficult to explain to others, or even find others who can truly understand my suffering. Maria’s blog has provided me, and undoubtedly many others, with positivity and hope that one day this condition will be more widely recognized, and more successfully treated. Thank you, from one of many.” 

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