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The Facts About Sweating

  • Sweating is a bodily function that serves to cool the body in an attempt to maintain its optimal temperature of 37°C

  • Excessive sweating occurs when sweat glands overreact to the body’s stimuli to induce sweat. In some individuals, this overreaction occurs on a regular basis, even during times of relaxation. This condition is known as hyperhidrosis.

  • Excessive sweating affects nearly 1,000,000 Canadians and nearly 3% of the global population. It does not discriminate by age or gender, though a large proportion of sufferers report a positive family history. This condition is often associated with a psychological impact as many sufferers feel that it affects their quality of life. More than 60% of people with excessive sweating have not sought medical advice because they are embarrassed or are unaware of treatment options available. Instead, they suffer in silence.

  • Excessive sweating is a condition that should not be ignored or overlooked. If excessive sweating is affecting your quality of life, you need to find a treatment option that will work for you.