I’m Maria Thomas

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

Recent Articles

Can hyperhidrosis transmit the Coronavirus?

Can hyperhidrosis transmit the Coronavirus?

The only good thing I can think of when it comes to the Coronavirus is that people with sweaty hands (palmar hyperhidrosis) finally have an excuse for not shaking hands. I am completely on board with this, as shaking hands when yours are soaking wet is an absolute...

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Guest Post: Hyperhidrosis in Paris

Guest Post: Hyperhidrosis in Paris

Please welcome Anne-Sophie, age 27, from Paris, France to the sweaty tribe. She is a brave soul with hyperhidrosis who has chosen to share her sweaty story on mylifeasapuddle.com. Going public about our sweaty secret can be scary, but using our sweaty voices is the...

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Challenges of Living with Hyperhidrosis

Challenges of Living with Hyperhidrosis

People who don't have hyperhidrosis might not understand the daily challenges that come from living with an excessive sweating condition. So, let's talk about a few. Prefer to read this instead? Here's the transcript from my video, and you can also read more about my...

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I Have Sweaty Hands, and I Can’t Pet My Dog

I Have Sweaty Hands, and I Can’t Pet My Dog

I had to put down my dog last week. Maya the Pug was 14 years old. Her health had been declining over the last few years, and her troubles progressed to the point that I knew it was time. So what does this have to do with hyperhidrosis? In the last moments of her...

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My Journey Toward a Hyperhidrosis Diagnosis

My Journey Toward a Hyperhidrosis Diagnosis

Do you have sweaty hands, sweaty feet, sweaty armpits, or a sweaty head or face? You might have hyperhidrosis (uncontrollable excessive sweating). Getting a diagnosis of hyperhidrosis can be the first step toward an action plan for finding treatments for excessive...

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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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“Maria sheds light on a health issue that so many people have even though it is not well-known. Intelligent posts backed with factual data, written in a way that is articulate and a joy to read.” 

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.” 

Matt

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