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Old 10-15-2007  
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I was just wondering about if someone knows how much the chance is in % (0-100%) that your children gets HH.

I want to have children soon ,one thing is to have this diseas myself but I am scared to death that my children will get this terribale diseas to.

I have heard that if both parents have it, the chanse is 50% that the children will get it.Is this correct?

And is there a more chanse if the mother have HH and not the father that the child would get HH or is it the same?

Any comments on this,is there someone her who have children/teenagers that dont have HH.Or do have.Or have one whit HH and one who dont.Somebody who know the statistic about this?

I dont know if I want to have a child and give him/her this stupid terribale diseas.
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Old 10-16-2007  
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I have 3 children and they do not have HH,thank God
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Old 10-16-2007  
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Yea, thank God for that.

Can I ask how old they are,and are you a male or female?

HH sufferes are experts in hiding the diseas but I would guess that since you have HH yourself you would noticed if they have it.

Sorry if the questions gets to personal,you dont have to answer if you think so.Im just glad to hear that you have 3 children and NO HH.

I know that HH can go from generation to generation in many cases but if it was like 90% chanse or even 50% I think that there would be a hell of a lot more then 1-3% of the population who has HH today.

If I get lucky some day and get a child I really hope I am as lucky as you that my child dont get this shitty diseas that dont even deserve a name.

HH is hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for answering!
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Old 10-16-2007  
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Hi,

My Mother has Palmer HH, My father does not have HH at all. Out of their children, I got palmer HH (i am a boy by the way!) and my sister has no HH at all.

I hope this helps.
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My children are all in their 20's 2 boys and 1 girl. My life has changed since I got a fischer,I wish I would of gotten one years ago. I have no palmer sweating now,all those years of suffering. oh well at least I will have a better life from now on.
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Old 10-18-2007  
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Although some say HH is caused by an autosomal dominant gene (which means you would have a 50% chance of passing it on and would mean that when you would have the gene you would also have the symptoms), I can almost certainly tell you it isn't.

I have a quite serious case of palmoplantar HH, yet both my parents haven't nor has my brother, nor aunts and uncles as far as I know of. Some say my grandfather used to have a mild case of palmar HH, but he's still living today (93) and I never noticed anything...And, having this myself, obviously I would have. My father says he used to have some sweaty palms and feet as well, but as far as I know HH doesn't disappear with time and he hasn't got problems now...The fact that none of his siblings have any HH problems that I know of as well makes the autosomal dominant theory a bit questionnable in my opinion.

Of course, I could have some mutant DNA causing HH, making me another first in line to pass HH on to my eventual offspring (considering HH, the chances on that look bleak anyway, unless there is some kind of cure or better medication in the future) but the chances on the mutant theory are not that high I think.

My parents tell me I'm not adopted so I have to take their word for it I guess... :P But the last bit is a joke of course, I have a lot of features in common with my parents and grand parents, and also my brother. Everything considered I would say there might be some heritidary aspect of HH, based on other stories I read, but from my own experience I would almost say there isn't one at all.
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Old 10-20-2007  
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I dont know if anybody had gathered some statistic data about this?


My grandpa is a sweater , my pa is and i m. (I sweat almost everywhere, so as they ). Only my palms almost dont sweat.

What can we conclude? Probability and statistics are useless here. Nobody knows.

I would be extremely suspicious if someone find some data about this especially on the net.

However, i consider HH as a minor problem for SPhobic.
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Old 10-21-2007  
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This isn't an answer but there are some people doing a study on this. I found the link on the international hyperhidrosis society website http://www.sweathelp.org/English/PFF...ls_ViewAll.asp

they are in ny but you do not need to go there they mail you a kit and you mail them back your dna (and any family members, or just yours alone). they're trying to find a specific gene[s] i believe responsible for HH.
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Old 11-09-2007  
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Yes, there are a couple of doctors doing a research on the genetics of hyperhidrosis at Albert Einstein Medical School in NY. They provide all the materials and postage needed and everything is sent by mail. I've recently submitted my samples, which is simply 2 mouthwash samples (contain buccal cells). I encourage everyone to contact them (link above) to participate.
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Old 11-09-2007  
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My children are all in their 20's 2 boys and 1 girl. My life has changed since I got a fischer,I wish I would of gotten one years ago. I have no palmer sweating now,all those years of suffering. oh well at least I will have a better life from now on.
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I have notice you got a fischer and now our palms are no longer sweat. I'm currently using the same machine and so far I see no result. May I ask how do you use your and how long did it take you to see the result.
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