celebrating 10 years of hyperhidrosis advocacy 2011-2021
I help people with hyperhidrosis feel better about the skin they’re in.
Help Hyperhidrosis Make a Splash in the Social Health Network Awards
The #SocialHealthAwards are celebrating the Patient Leaders who are making a positive impact in the lives of patients and caregivers. I’m honored to announce that I have been nominated this year! I’d be so grateful if you considered nominating me or adding your...
I Have Hyperhidrosis. Now I Have Cancer, Too.
Welp. I never thought I'd find myself writing a headline like this. The Words 'You Have Cancer' It's still surreal to me to even be uttering these ugly words. I finally cried about it for the first time the other night at Bible study and then cried all the way home,...
3 Ways to Stop Sweat in its Stinky Tracks
1. Carpe Never have I wanted to slather my pits in something so badly. Carpe antiperspirant gets the science behind sweat, and they’ve developed products for just about every annoying body part that gets soaked. Plus, they’ve got some killer new scents that I want to...
My Favorite Way to Stop Sweating
As a hyperhidrosis sufferer, I’m always looking for great products to help manage my excessive sweating. One of my favorites is Carpe. They make a variety of products to help stop sweat - basically for every body part, which isn’t something you’ll find with a lot of...
It’s My 10-Year Anniversary!
2011-2021 I can't believe it's been 10 years since I launched my hyperhidrosis blog! July 6, 2011 was my very first blog post. Wow, what a ride. I've been affectionately referred to as "the OG" of hyperhidrosis advocacy, a title I'm proud to hold and never thought it...
On Maternity Leave!
On maternity leave! Posts and comments may be delayed while I’m busy loving on the tiny human my husband and I created. But don’t worry - I’ve got plenty of sweaty pregnancy stories and hyperhidrosis life hacks to share. 💦 And, I’ll tell you all about my son’s birth...
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.
I’m a storyteller, patient leader, and hyperhidrosis trailblazer. 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.
“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.”
“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.”
“Extremely well written and edited blog. Content is fresh and provides quality information. Creative while addressing an increasingly difficult health challenge no one likes to talk about! Love the name! Authentic and real!”