Presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Donald Trump actually spent part of the debate time in February of 2016 accusing each other of sweating too much. Rubio accused Trump of having a sweat line above his lip and saying that Trump needed to step out from beyond the podium to see if he had “sweat pants” as well.
Rubio’s attack of Trump’s perspiration came after Trump had used a water bottle to demonstrate how much Rubio had sweat during an earlier debate. In fact, Trump compared Rubio’s sweaty appearance to a many coming out of a swimming pool.
While it the candidates’ attacks may have seemed funny and outlandish to some, to the 8 million Americans who suffer from hyperhidrosis the topic is not funny at all. Excessive perspiration, is a serious health issue that makes the 1% to 3% of the population with this condition sweat four to five times more than the average person.
Luckily, iontophoresis unit is a medical treatment that is available that can stop excessive body sweating. An iontophoresis unit or iontophoresis machine can be used as often as two or three times a week in the beginning for the most conditions. Consider some of the statistics about this medical condition:
- The average person has 2 to 4 million sweat glands that work as the body?s coolant system to protect it from overheating.
- Because 30% to 50% of the people who suffer from hyperhidrosis have relatives with the same condition, some believe that this condition has a genetic predisposition.
- 90% of hyperhidrosis patients indicate that the condition affects their emotional state, making them feel less confident.
- Hyperhidrosis affects men and women equally.
- Hyperhidrosis generally affects people who are 24 to 65 years old.
Iontophoresis, one of the most effective treatments for hyperhidrosis, was first introduced over 50 years ago. The newest iontophoresis units were approved for selling and distribution in North America in April of 2015. Although the product can be used at home, it requires a doctor’s prescription. Before its FDA approval for North America, these units were purchased from over sea suppliers. The newest FDA approval is an indicator that these machines will now more frequently be recommended by dermatologists to their patients who suffer from the hyperhidrosis condition.
Iontophoresis for Hyperhidrosis Is a 50 Year Old Treatment That Shows Results
You do not have to be a presidential candidate who has frequent television appearances to worry about excessive perspiration. In fact, is should come as no surprise that the 1% to 3% of the population suffering from this condition worry far more about the embarrassment of sweaty hands and feet than anything else. When shaking someone’s hand exposes the condition to someone who you are just meeting, it should also come as no surprise that these patients want to find treatment.
iIontophoresis treatment may be a person’s best defense about a condition that haunts the average American as much as some of the most recent presidential candidates.