New Study: Excessive Sweating Is Much More Common Than Previously Thought
A New study shows that excessive sweating is a lot more common than previously thought. According to the study published in Archives of Dermatological Research, many people are experiencing excessive sweating. Even though excessive sweating is a common thing, the rate at which people are sweating is what is worrying.
The research involved more than 8000 participants and this is what was reported:
- Around 15.3 million or 4.8 percent of people living in the U.S suffer from severe sweating.
- Approximately 75% of the 15.3 million people that suffer from excessive sweating say that the problem has affected their social life negatively. They also say that this condition has affected them both mentally and emotionally.
- It’s only 49 percent of the people affected who have at least sought help from experts. It’s assumed that the remaining population are either not aware that excessive sweating is a medical problem or they simply don’t know that the condition is treatable.
- Around 53 percent of the people that do seek help from healthcare providers are not diagnosed.
According to a previous study (2004), it was discovered that 2.8 percent of the people living in the U.S were suffering from excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. This means that the people affected by this condition have now increased by two percent based on the new study.
There are many other studies that have discovered that hyperhidrosis have negative effects on the way people do their job. The studies have also demonstrated that excessive sweating affect people socially, physically, emotional and mentally.
The new study shows that:
- 85 percent of the participants say that hyperhidrosis is a condition that is very uncomfortable
- 71 percent say that excessive sweating cause anxiety
- 35 percent say that they avoid doing many things because of their condition
According to Sophia Wastler, people suffering from this condition should seek immediate medical assistance because hiding will only limit their experience in life. Sophia is currently one of the top ambassadors for fighting hyperhidrosis.
The numbers shows that the person suffering from this condition in the United States has now doubled since the previous study. Patricia Walker, the president and CEO of Brickell Biotech say that excessive sweating is more serious than previously reported. Walker says that people need to be made aware of this condition and the affected should seek immediate help from experts.