Understanding Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating can be a problem…and is more common than you think

There are more than 15 million people in the US who suffer from excessive sweating, a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis (hi-purr-hi-DROE-sis), literally meaning too much (hyper) sweat (hidrosis).

Everyone sweats. Sweat helps to keep the body from overheating. However, excessive sweating goes beyond what is needed to cool the body.

I only wear breathable cotton...which is not easy to find.
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I hate dripping sweat when sitting still, like in a classroom.

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