S.D.U (SWEAT DIAGNOSIS UNIT)
COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
We detect, analyze, combat and produce comprehensive results.
Sweat diagnosis is imperative towards excessive sweating and other sweat related issues. Lack of it leads to severe misdiagnosis.
S.D.U is responsibilities will include;
Interactive Q&A Sweat background check with the patient.
Conduct and run comprehensive medical tests to ascertain the type and category of sweat the patient suffers from. Thanks to the state-of-the-art S.D.U lab and the expertise of a qualified, professional S.D.U practitioners. The results from the S.D.U lab will determine the type of treatment(s) options thus making the treatment process less complicated and more precise.
“You cannot provide treatment(s) to an identified condition.” S.D.U
Power has a Scent!
The hallmark of treatment solutions. From S.D.U to Body protocol.
From hyperhidrosis to other sweat related issues. The department will focus on each focal area independently the determining factor is the comprehensive results from S.D.U.
LEVEL 1 TREATMENT
Topical treatment solutions for different focal areas. Each focal area has a protocol which MUST be followed for successful results in sweat reduction. For instance, PM and AM underarm sweat regimen, Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis treatment (Elite Facial Skin Care), Palmer and Planter sweat care, chest, back and sweat in inguinal areas such as the groin, thighs and buttocks. Other treatments include iontophoresis machine device treatment, and coping mechanisms.
Body Protocol team is made of professionals working hand in hand with S.D.U for quality service to the hyperhidrosis family.
LEVEL 2 TREATMENT
Medical treatments such as miraDry for Axillary (armpit) Hyperhidrosis considered a long-term solution for the focal area.
LEVEL 3 TREATMENT – 4 STAGES OF BROMHIDROSIS
Bromhidrosis – is a chronic condition in which excessive odor, usually an unpleasant one, emanates from the skin. Bromhidrosis is determined largely by apocrine gland secretion and can substantially impair a person’s quality of life.
Yes, power has a scent who doesn’t want to smell amazing! I mean smelling good is an understatement. Sweat issues extend beyond hyperhidrosis and HAK LTD has established that there are Kenyans who suffer from other sweat related conditions such as Bromhidrosis and Fish Odor Syndrome.
For effective body odor treatments HAK’s S.D.U Powered a treatment formula to manage the situation and this is where the 4 stages of Bromhidrosis BROMPROTOCOL 4 was conceptualized.
The 4 stages include;
• Shower Gel
• Moisturizing Soap
• Body Cream with Vitamin E
• Solid Deodorant
HAK will advise on a fragrance to use.
Each treatment is approached holistically and each management system is targeting the issue on a practical position. Each person’s sweat and body odor issues are different meaning each treatment is tailored made for each individual as opposed to having a “template for all” type of treatment and this is what makes our methodology to sweat treatment unique.
MENTAL HEALTH ZONE DEPARTMENT
NO MATTER THE SITUATION YOU CAN RESET
MENTAL HEALTH ZONE DEPARTMENT – is made up of professional and certified counselors and therapists with wealth of knowledge and experience on the mental health issues. HAK will also consortia with organization that champion and advocate on mental health to enhance successful results in achieving holistic approach to excessive sweating treatment in holistic approach.
Patients with primary hyperhidrosis a condition that causes excessive sweating, Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis and other sweat related conditions are significantly more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD). The stigma associated with excessive sweating and sweat related conditions are hardly talked about and viewed as a non-issue.
Hyperhidrosis and other sweat conditions can be especially damaging due to its psychological aspect. People tend to associate sweatiness negatively. Perception, there in turn makes those living with Hyperhidrosis and other sweat related issues hyper vigilant about their sweating by avoiding contact or engaging socially with others. Be it at work or at play.
This damages confidence and to an extent leads to self-isolation and withdrawal. For most, not knowing that they have an incurable YET manageable physical condition often leads to trauma and mental health issues like depression and anxiety.
Managing hyperhidrosis will involve a combination of different therapies and this is why holistic approach is imperative. We acknowledge the challenges people living with Hyperhidrosis and other sweat related issues face and since the inception of HAK we have established that indeed a greater percentage of those who have consulted HAK have expressed to have either been dealing with depression, anxiety and stress. “There were some who had said they had suicidal thoughts because their sweating was ruining their life.”
Sweat issues have been trivialized for ages since a majority believe unless there’s physical pain then it should be addressed but what about the slow death characterized by the social psychological trauma associated with it?
Prior to 2018 people living with hyperhidrosis didn’t have a voice.
• Is it painful?
• Don’t worry everybody sweats I sweat too…
• At least it’s not life threatening there are people out there with life threatening diseases.
The cutting remarks are inevitable hence excessive sweating gets down trodden only those living with this condition understand the struggles that comes with it. Below are just but some of the challenges people living with excessive sweating face. Daily activities which are easy to normal acclimated person is indeed a challenge to the hyperhidrosis family.
• Operating a smartphone
• Choice of wardrobe
• Driving a car
• Biometric identification
• Choice of career
• Handling paper work, school work etc
• Shaking hands
• Avoiding social places
• Public speaking
• Work and relationships
The above daily activities affect each individual living with excessive sweating and it keeps getting worse due to the stigma surrounding excessive sweating.
Although there’s no physical pain there are some emotional effects of excessive sweating and other sweat related issues.
• Decreased confidence
• Self-esteem issues
• Hiding your sweat from other people
EVENTS AND ACTIVATION DEPARTMENT
The department is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and managing Hyperhidrosis Awareness Activities. They will also follow up on HAK rollout programs, activations and other projects geared towards #HyperhidrosisAwareness, press release, copywriting for online posts and community sensitization. The department is comprised of seasoned, accomplished and experienced professionals in PR and Communication, project management and events management and coordination. The department works concurrent with the Concept Factory department (creatives & marketing department).
The department will incorporate and consult 2 Wheel Power for #hyperhidrosis Awareness Campaign Tours.
They’re also expected to send weekly department reports.
THE FUN FACTORY THE FUN STUFF!
Creativity is intelligence having fun. The most interactive creative visualizing department. They carry the bulk of visual and audio production needs for HAK. Comprised of a Creatives Director, professional creative and digital and marketing professionals with wealth of ideas (think tank). The department works closely with the Events & Activation department from copywriting and script writing for HAK – Sweat Stories, events and awareness coverage, poster and other vital online content for our social media handles, monthly magazines and weekly reports.
• Creative direction and guidelines
• Revitalizing and coming up with new ideas to support the advocacy
• Audio visual production for HAK content (Pre-production-post production)
• Designing HAK artworks (t-shirts, shopping bags, product note, brochure, return policy document, and sweat tracker)
• Designing online posters (with catchy interactive hashtags) and necessary artworks to be shared and posted across all HAK social media.
• Designing the monthly HAK magazine #Sweatuationship to be shared with our donors, sponsors, partners and the hyperhidrosis family.
• Maintaining the look and feel of the organization
Welcome to the Concept Factory welcome to the Sweatuationship
PLAY GROUND – CHILDREN’S CLINIC
TREATMENT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE GLOOMY
Children are always playful and whenever they’re booked to the hospitals they fear and tend to resent the environment. To ensure we provide quality treatment and services HAK came up with a department The Play Ground that caters for children from the age of 5-10 years suffering from Hyperhidrosis. The advantage of having this particular department is the environment that is tailored to make them comfortable and free to express their sweat struggles without feeling like they’re being summoned by adults. The treatment approach is different but geared towards practical results.
FOOD IS MEDICINE
Did you know that the food you eat affects your body odor and your category of sweat?
This is why we believe in holistic treatment when it comes to excessive sweating especially Bromhidrosis and other body odor issues. The department is comprised of professional nutritionist with experience in the medical field. Body odor issues affects a lot of people and is usually associated with hygiene issues which is not entirely true there’s a genetic component to some of these body odors sweat related conditions. Underlying medical conditions and other secondary factors could lead to Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis. Medical conditions such as diabetes.
Why Kitchen Clinic?
Duties & responsibilities
• One on one session with the patient (nutritional background)
• Assess patients’ and clients’ nutritional and health needs
• Develop a practical nutritional plan and taking patient preferences and budgets into account
• Develop a nutrition fact sheet for the patient that will aid in evaluating the effects of meal plans and change the plans as per clients’ needs
• Create educational materials about healthy food choices and how they affect the body odor
• Keep up with the latest food and nutritional science research
• Document patients’ progress
Our goal is to educate the masses and offer practical and sustainable solutions on managing Hyperhidrosis in our daily lives. HAK’s purpose, beyond education, is the restoration of Hope and Confidence of persons living with Hyperhidrosis.