0July 6th, 2012Site News
Recently there has been a spate of vicious internet trolling and all sorts of rubbish about both Very Sweaty Betty and myself.
I understand there are rumours from a hyperhidrosis society that both Anne and I are millionaires and scamming people. I’d like to know how we are supposed to have done all that, considering nobody gives us any money except our sponsors who help to keep these pages on the internet. Anne and myself (and all VSB staff) have always given our time and expertise for free and it’s only during the last 18 months that we’ve been able to gain sponsorship that means we’re no longer funding the site through our own pockets. Even though we are now lucky enough to have sponsorship, we still give our time time and knowledge as before – for free. Every penny of our sponsorship is 100% for raising awareness of this disease and always will be.
As a final note, I live in the tiniest house you’ve ever seen. Everything I do is as and when I can due to over 35 different and debilitating health diagnoses. I ‘do’ VSB to keep me sane and have something to focus my brain on. If I had a million pounds I would be getting someone to mow the lawn and tidy up my garden as it’s a proper mess right now!
The other trolling is to me and comes from twitter. The person who’s been doing this found out I’m linked with VSB and has thought it very funny to ‘out’ me as being a ‘self confessed stinker pmsl’ because I disagreed with him on a topic. True to troll form, he has at least a dozen accounts to troll/terrorise people on, you only have to look at VSB’s twitter account to see this vile persons disgusting rubbish. I’ve removed my account (life’s too short to consort with people like that) but apparently there’s a poster, a placard and booklet of tweets that he disagrees with, on it’s way to the media – presumably The Sun newspaper on their ‘out a troll’ vigilante campaign. No, I’m not a troll but I understand classic troll behaviour is to call everyone else a troll when they disagree.
This has been bothering me for days, I feel a bit better now I’ve got it off my chest
Troll website – what they are and what we can do about trolls.
Stay safe and don’t feed the trolls xx
September 18th, 2011Site News
Hyperhidrosis is a skin disease. It can be generalised or localised to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the relatively high concentration of sweat glands; however, any part of the body may be affected.
Hyperhidrosis can also be classified depending whether it is a congenital (hereditary) or an acquired trait. Primary hyperhidrosis is found to start during adolescence or even before and seems to be inherited as a genetic trait. Primary hyperhidrosis must be distinguished from secondary hyperhidrosis, which can start at any point in life. The latter form may be due to a disorder of the thyroid or pituitary gland, diabetes mellitus, tumors, gout, menopause, certain drugs or even mercury poisoning. It can be a symptom of temporary illnesses or a virus like colds and ‘flu or hormonal changes such as puberty, menstruation (periods) or menopause. Hyperhidrosis can also be divided into palmar/plantar (symptomatic sweating of primarily the hands or feet), gustatory (sweating whilst eating/digesting a meal) or generalised hyperhidrosis which covers sweating from any other area in your body.
Everybody sweats, it’s a normal function which serves to cool us down so we don’t overheat. Hyperhidrosis is caused by an overactive (ie broken) thermal regulator (the bodies thermostat). In the simplest terms, in a Hyperhidrotic’s body, their thermostatic control is stuck on the hottest setting.
A medical diagnosis should always be sought, but if you sweat to an excessive level, there are now many ways of dealing with it.
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We are a small group of normal people who just happen to sweat a lot. We’re not alone – millions of people worldwide suffer from this acutely embarrassing and socially isolating condition, but, because of the negativity and misconceptions surrounding sweating and being sweaty, they attempt to keep it to themselves and suffer in silence. As with all taboo issues, it only takes a few like-minded people to get together to blow a taboo wide apart and tell it how it really is. Hence http://www.verysweatybetty.com was born. We are committed to raising awareness of Hyperhidrosis and dispel the stigma and ignorance surrounding sweat and sweating.