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Do you find yourself slipping and sliding in your shoes or changing socks several times during the day? If you’re nodding your head  “yes” over sweaty feet disrupting your life, then you could have feet hyperhidrosis (plantar hyperhidrosis). Of the two to four million sweat glands in our bodies, a whopping 250,000 of them are in our feet, and on average, we produce about half a cup of sweat a day. If you have hyperhidrosis, then your sweat production can be up to four times the average daily amount.

There are numerous treatments available, but many people with hyperhidrosis, unaware they have a medical condition, don’t discuss the problem with their doctor. The specialists at the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence have helped many patients overcome excessive sweating and smelly feet and they would like to help you. Our board-certified doctors can tell you more about the condition, what causes sweaty feet, and treatment recommendations. Together, we can determine the best method to stop your feet from excessively sweating.

Practical Treatment Options

Most doctors recommend a conservative approach first, and the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence specialists are no exception. They will typically first advise a patient to try some home remedies and practical advice, such as:

  • Wear well-fitting leather shoes
  • Apply antiperspirant on your feet
  • Use cotton or moisture-wicking socks
  • Insert absorbent or deodorizing insoles into shoes

Maintain a daily foot hygiene routine such as washing feet with anti-bacterial soap, apply absorbent foot powder, and wear different shoes each day.

After three weeks if these simple remedies are not effective for you, then you will want to follow up with your doctor to review medical treatment options and determine the best one for you.

Best Medical Solutions

The doctors at the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence have helped numerous patients with treatments that either minimize or prevent excessive foot sweating. If you’re seeking a more permanent fix, then you’d want to consider thorascoscopic sympathectomy, a highly effective gland removal method.

The Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence doctors perform some of the most advanced procedures on an out-patient basis, including:

  • Medications
  • Botox injections
  • Iontophoresis – low-level electrical current
  • Thorascoscopic sympathectomy – minimally invasive procedure treating sweat glands

Our doctors area highly qualified team of thoracic surgeons who have successfully treated numerous patients, removing their discomfort and restoring a better quality of life.

Call the Hyperhidrosis Experts

You don’t have to put up with the inconvenience and embarrassment of hyperhidrosis. There are several safe and highly effective treatment options, which can restore your life to normal. The Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence offers technologically advanced medical solutions from board-certified thoracic surgeons. Call 888.349.1398 today to schedule an appointment with a hyperhidrosis expert.

Dr. Peter Mikhail treats patients suffering from hyperhidrosis in the Tampa, Clearwater, and New Port Richey areas of Florida. Call him to book an appointment for an evaluation of your excessive sweating at 727-312-4844. 



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A new research published in Archives of Dermatological Research shows that hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is more prevalent, severe, and socially debilitatingthan previously reported.

We already knew this and you probably did, too, but having data reported in a medical journal both affirms and further empowers our advocacy work. This sort of news garners the attention of more healthcare providers (to make diagnosis and treatment a priority) and more treatment developers (to provide patients with additional options).

The research was conducted by Brickell Biotech and Burke Healthcare with collaboration from the International Hyperhidrosis Society, and hyperhidrosis community members like you!

As part of the study more than 8,000 people participated in an online survey regarding their experiences with excessive sweating.

The results show:

• Approximately 4.8% of the U.S. population, or 15.3 million Americans, live with severe excessive sweating.
• About 75% of those with excessive sweating say the condition has had negative impacts on their social life, sense of well-being, and emotional and mental health.
• Only about half of those (49%) suffering from hyperhidrosis have discussed their condition with a healthcare provider, either because they don’t realize excessive sweating is a medical condition or because they don’t believe that treatment options exist.
• 53% of those who do see a healthcare provider about their excessive sweating are not diagnosed!

Previous (2004) research had found that 2.8% of Americans experience hyperhidrosis. The new study results put that prevalence number much higher – at 4.8%.

Similar to other studies, the researchers found that excessive sweating causes major limitations in work and social relationships, physical and leisure activities, and impairments in emotional and mental health.

For example:

• 85% percent of respondents agreed that excessive sweating is embarrassing
• 71% reported that sweating caused anxiety
• 35% stated they sacrificed many important things in their lives because of excessive sweating.

“When you’re worried about hiding your sweating, you limit your experiences and you aren’t getting joy out of life,” says Sophia Wastler, a trailblazing entrepreneur (check out her Starz Program) who has been living with hyperhidrosis since she was in elementary school. Sophia has been a tireless advocate for the International Hyperhidrosis Society for nearly a decade — fundraising, raising awareness, and attesting that effective hyperhidrosis treatment from a compassionate and knowledgeable physician, Dr David Pariser, changed her life.

“The results of this study are significant because it shows that the number of people in the U.S. who are living with this debilitating condition is nearly double previous estimates,” says Patricia Walker, MD, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Brickell Biotech, and one of the authors of the study. “Not only is the prevalence much higher than previously thought, but there is a clear and urgent need for greater awareness of hyperhidrosis and its treatment options among medical professionals and those living with the condition.”

“People living with hyperhidrosis must not only live with its very visible symptoms but they also have to deal with the anxiety and social stigma associated with excessive sweating, which can be debilitating to their daily lives” says Lisa J. Pieretti, Co-Founder and Executive Director, of the International Hyperhidrosis Society.“It’s high time that the broader medical community learn more about hyperhidrosis so that they can properly diagnose it and then help their patients manage the symptoms.”

“People with excessive sweating should absolutely speak with their primary care doctor or a dermatologist about their condition; no one should suffer alone,” says David Pariser, MD, Co-Founder and Board Member of the IHHS and a beloved world-renowned expert in hyperhidrosis. “There’s a great deal of exciting research in hyperhidrosis treatment right now and I believe that patients will have more safe, effective and convenient treatment options available to them in the coming years.”

And that, my friends, is why we keep asking you to keep the faith, and to participate in research. Subscribe to our news blog and for updates about all the new treatments currently in development and ways you can be part of the renaissance in hyperhidrosis care and understanding.

Brickell Biotech is in the process of developing sofpironium bromide (an anticholinergic) as a novel, self-administered, topical hyperhidrosis therapy. Watch for our alerts when the next huge study opens!

Dr. Peter Mikhail treats patients suffering from hyperhidrosis in the Tampa, Clearwater, and New Port Richey areas of Florida. Call him to book an appointment for an evaluation of your excessive sweating at 727-312-4844. 



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According to data collected by International Hyperhidrosis Society researchers and presented at the recent American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2017 Annual Meeting, 17% of teens (nearly 1 in 5) experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating!

That’s at least SEVEN TIMES MORE teens affected than reported by prior studies, which put prevalence statistics at only 1.6% to 2.1%.

Additionally, the International Hyperhidrosis Society study found that among those teens affected by excessive sweating:
— 75% indicate daily impairment from sweating is major or moderate.
— More than 25% reported onset at or before age 10.
— Average reported age of onset is 11 years.

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 an even 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.”

Lisa J Pieretti, Executive Director of the International Hyperhidrosis Society and lead investigator of the study adds, “These are important results for pediatricians, pediatric dermatologists, school nurses, parents, and teens. By helping to increase awareness of the problem, we hope we can inspire teens to bring their excessive sweating issues out into the open – and for medical professionals to provide more empathetic, effective management. Our organization is uniquely and powerfully positioned to conduct this type of research, and we were delighted to have been chosen among a select few research groups to present our data at the American Academy of Dermatology 2017 Annual Meeting.”

To collect the data, the International Hyperhidrosis Society surveyed a US-representative, national online consumer panel of teens. The research was made possible by the generous support of GlaxoSmithKline’s non-interventional grant program, which provided the necessary funding to the International Hyperhidrosis Society. The results were accepted to be presented as an abstract at the prestigious AAD Late Breaking Research Forum. Researchers will submit a full manuscript including additional data for medical journal peer-review later this year. Watch this blog for updates.


Dr. Peter Mikhail treats patients suffering from hyperhidrosis in the Tampa, Clearwater, and New Port Richey areas of Florida. Call him to book an appointment for an evaluation of your excessive sweating at 727-312-4844. 


Dr. Peter Mikhail is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Tampa, Clearwater, and New Port Richey, Florida who also specializes in Hyperhidrosis Surgery & Treatment. Dr. Mikhail is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, The American Board of Thoracic Surgery and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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