Hyperhidrosis is a common disorder that involves the excessive sweating which can affect the whole body. There may be no obvious reason for this cause but could be due to medication or underlying medical conditions. Although it is common, very little research has been done in comparison to other skin conditions with the same prevalence.

We want to help provide information and keep everyone up to date with the latest news and research completed here at De Montfort University (DMU).

Research is very important in the development of new treatments, drugs, knowledge and understanding. Through research we are able to help patients, careers and clinicians. Hyperhidrosis is a common skin condition which causes excessive sweating.

Research into hyperhidrosis is vital to not only gain a better understanding of the condition, but also to better understand the treatments which are most safe and effective to provide a better quality of life for hyperhidrosis patients. De Montfort University have collaborated with the James Lind Alliance to form a Hyperhidrosis Priority Setting Partnership (PSP). The Hyperhidrosis PSP have identified the ten most important research questions from patients that need to be answered. You can read about the top 10 priorities here.

Dr Louise Dunford, Director of the Institute of Allied Health Sciences Research at De Montfort University Leicester, has set up a Hyperhidrosis Research Network (HRN) to share new research on hyperhidrosis and provide clearer information on the condition to help patients, including those who are unsure about diagnosis. The network formed in 2020 shortly after working with the James Lind Alliance on the PSP from 2017 to 2019. The latest research and news is formed into quarterly newsletter which are short and accessible in the form of 2 pages to update our audience. Read the latest newsletter from the HRN here:

Latest News on Hyperhidrosis Research