The technical term for the welding problem

with millions affected

Hyperhidrosis is the term used to describe pathological sweating. In other words, sweating that exceeds the "normal" amount of sweat we humans produce. When our sweat glands secrete exceptionally high amounts of sweat. Even at cool temperatures.

Hyper = excessive
Hidrosis = sweat

Sweating is an important bodily function. It cools our body down to prevent overheating.

For sufferers, including the author of laulas®, it is by no means just a cosmetic problem. It takes away a lot of our quality of life and marginalises us, because we always carry our big sweat stains, our taboo subject, openly around on the professional and social stage.

Most of us sweat particularly heavily in stressful situations without our doctor being able to identify a fundamental cause of illness. This is called primary hyperhidrosis

2-3 percent of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis. Some more, others a little less. 

Severity of hyperhidrosis

using the example of underarm perspiration

The medical community divides hyperhidrosis as follows:

Severity of hyperhidrosis

Mild hyperhidrosis

Armpit sweat patches 5-10 cm in diameter

Medium hyperhidrosis

Armpit sweat patches 10-20 cm in diameter

Severe hyperhidrosis

Armpit sweat patches of more than 20 cm in diameter

Medicine further differentiates hyperhidrosis into:

Generalised or localised hyperhidrosis

Generalised hyperhidrosis

When the whole body is affected by excessive sweating

Local hyperhidrosis

Individual areas of the body are affected. Mostly armpits, hands, feet but also forehead, back, abdomen or buttocks can be affected.

Secondary or primary hyperhidrosis Primary hyperhidrosis

Secondary hyperhidrosis

Medicine attributes hyperhidrosis to an underlying disease (for example, hyperthyroidism).

Primary hyperhidrosis

The doctor does not recognise any underlying disease or disorder

When does hyperhidrosis start?

Treatment options?

For many sufferers, excessive sweating starts in puberty and for some it often ends in old age. But this does not have to be the case. There are many reports that confirm that hyperhidrosis disappears quickly after puberty.

It comes on regardless of temperature and often unpredictably. However, with time, those affected know when or where their stressful situations, associated with an outbreak of sweat, are. Many report that they only sweat at work or at major social events (family celebrations, weddings, parties, lectures, etc.) and that the sweating stops as soon as they get home.

Treatment options

There are many treatment options, many of which I have tried. Basically, you should ask yourself: Do I want to prevent the sweat or the sweat patches?

When it comes to prevention, you always have to intervene in your body. You can read more about this here:

Possibility without surgical intervention
Possibilities with surgical intervention

If you do not want to intervene in your body, then wear the laulas® functional vest. It was developed by patients for this purpose. The natural cooling function is maintained and sweat stains are a thing of the past. 

Where the sweat glands are located

in our body

We all sweat in different parts of the body. Some in one place, others in different places at the same time. Some sweat more on the feet, others more in the armpits. Others again in the armpits and the forehead. In the case of our hands or feet, however, both hands or feet are always affected. But not always to the same extent. I know from my own experience and from many conversations with customers that many people sweat more in the right armpit than in the left. I have not yet been able to find out why this is so. But hyperhidrosis always affects both armpits or feet.

Generalised hyperhidrosis is when the whole body is affected. Focal hyperhidrosis is when individual areas are affected.

Here you can see the approximate distribution of the sweat glands on our skin.