According to data presented by International Hyperhidrosis Society researchers at the recent American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2017 Annual Meeting, 17% of teens experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating!
That’s at least SEVEN TIMES MORE teens than previous estimates that put prevalence statistics at only 1.6% to 2.1%!
Dr. Adelaide Hebert, co-author of the research abstract, founding board member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, pediatric dermatologist, and professor at the UTHealth McGovern Medical School presented the data at the AAD meeting.
“Our results,” she says, “show a far greater need than previously recognized for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of excessive sweating in teens and children. The teen and pre-teen years are an important time in young people’s development of self-concept; helping them to thrive includes the appropriate management of impactful health conditions – like excessive sweating.”
Find out more about this groundbreaking research by the International Hyperhidrosis Society, and how you can be part of this important work.