Whether you sweat profusely or have stared perplexedly as sweat pours from someone in an air-conditioned room, no one is safe from the misconceptions associated with excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis.
Everyone sweats, but when it crosses the threshold of normal and sweat marks begin to drape from a person’s underarm area, people tend to get freaked out. As a sufferer of hyperhidrosis, I have been on the other side of this scenario. Here are seven frustrating misconceptions I often hear about hyperhidrosis and the truth behind each: Continue reading →
For years, Joe Dopirak suffered from a bizarre and isolating issue. He thought he was the only one who sweated profusely through his shirts. Then 10 years ago, he was diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis at age 20.
Working in corporate sales operations, Joe was desperate for a solution to his embarrassing underarm sweating. So he scoured the Internet for products, trialing numerous deodorants and aluminum antiperspirants. He was even given blood pressure pills from his doctor, which he opted not to take.
He also stumbled upon a supposed sweatproof shirt, Kleinert’s, but soon found the material was nothing but cheap and ineffective, allowing sweat to seep through his outer layer in just 30 minutes.
Joe had passed the point of desperation – and even considered making his own protective undershirt with maxi pads. His problem had consumed his professional and social life.
He was prepared to head to the doctor and take more extreme measures but chose to check the Internet one last time. That’s when he found the Thompson Tee.
Watch this video to see how the Thompson Tee helped Joe subdue the effects of hyperhidrosis, avoid invasive treatments and regain his confidence.
Sweat stains are the bane of all hyperhidrosis suffers. And even if you just pit out from time to time, there’s nothing more embarrassing than flashing those telltale yellow pit stains when waving to a friend, co-worker or maybe even your boss. Continue reading →