National Survey Shows That Excessive Sweating Among Teens Was Previously Under Reported
A recent national study has found that almost 1 out of 5 teenagers suffer from hyperhidrosis in the United States. Imagine how that affects someone’s social life as they are growing up. 1 in 5 teenagers is roughly the equivalent of 17% of teenagers. This study was conducted by The International Hyperhidrosis Society.
Older Studies Were Under Reported
In all of the other studies, it was reported that only 2.1% of teens or less suffered from hyperhidrosis. The new study shows a big change in the statistics. What is believed to have happened is that previous studies had participants under report cases of excessive sweating.
Another suggestion for the cause of increased cases of excessive sweating, is an increase in diagnosis. The experts from the survey believe that there is a great chance that the number of people who received a wrong diagnosis or were told that their sweating was normal was higher. Since the number of people has increased.
More Was Learned During The Study
More than just a percentage of teens suffering from hyperhidrosis was found during the study. They collected data that found some other interesting information. Among the teens participating, 75% of them reported that the hyperhidrosis was either moderate or major.
On average, study participants reported that their excessive sweating started at the age of 11. Over 25% of the participants; however, reported that their condition began at or before the age of 10. With onset at such a young age it can make diagnosing and treating the condition important. Helping kids to lead a sweat free life is important.
What Was The Population For The Survey
By now you may be curious as to where the collection of teens surveyed came from. Researchers picked a collection of teenagers from the United States that was representative of the whole population. The research was funded by a grant program.
Bringing Light To Hyperhidrosis
With this new study more light can be brought to the condition of hyperhidrosis amongst teenagers. A population that has had little attention brought to it. Parents can use this information to help their kids with a condition that could hinder their social life and lead to additional stress.
You Are Not Alone
The population of those with hyperhidrosis is great, but it isn’t limited to one subsection of the population. Teens and adults of all nationalities suffer from hyperhidrosis. In fact, it is believed that 1 in every 4 adults is suffering from excessive sweating according to Sweat Help.
You should know that you are not alone and that there are plenty of others out there with you. Confidence can be with you, even if you don’t have dry hands.