Tag Archives: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Men

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa can be a debilitating disease for some. We have heard so many stories about how HS impacts peoples lives. It can prevent people from living the life they want. Although HS is shown to affect more women than men, men do suffer terribly from HS. And often they suffer in silence. We’re going […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Fatigue

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Fatigue is common in people with HS. A 2010 study found that 40% of patients who took part reported clinical fatigue. Hidradenitis Suppurativa and fatigue unfortunately often go hand in hand. According to Healthline, fatigue is “an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy.” However, fatigue is more than feeling tired. It is a […]

Developing HidraWear Products

Beginnings HidraMed Solutions, the company who developed HidraWear products was founded by Suzanne, a fellow HS patient. Suzanne began the journey to developing the first product back in 2013, when she simply wanted to be able to dress her armpits quickly and get on with her day. She spent 2 years working with a designer, […]

Yoga and Hidradenitis Suppurativa- Episode 4

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa takes its toll on our bodies in many ways. As well as dealing with the usual pains and discomfort of the wounds and lesions, HS also causes us to walk differently and sit differently. HS can even affect our posture. HidraWear has teamed up with the most wonderful yoga instructor Ana Maria Conneely, […]

Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa – A day in the life

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Morning Routine It’s a typical Monday, it’s 5.30am and I wake to my alarm. I rarely snooze my alarm, so drag myself into the bathroom for a shower. Before I begin, I have to take off the dressings from the night before, and its then in the shower for a luke-warm wake up. I’ll gently […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Genetics

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The quest to find out what causes HS is an important one. Hidradenitis Suppurativa and genetics are suspected to be linked.  Patients report that doctors tell them their lifestyle causes their symptoms. Many of those patients say they feel like their condition is their fault. But no matter what they do, they can’t control it. […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Heat

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Summer is here! It’s the start of the summer and time for a bit of reflection. According to the BBC weather, it was the hottest and driest May on record in the UK. I love the sun, and I love being in the garden. However, what I don’t love is the way my HS reacts […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Breakouts-Ronnie’s Experience

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Ronnie is 30  years old and from Florida. His hidradenitis suppurativa breakouts began in 2015. But HS doesn’t get in the way of him living his life. He is passionate about djing, business and making the most of life. Hidradenitis suppurativa breakouts commonly occur in the armpits, thighs, groin and buttocks. However, Ronnie like many […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Caffeine

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Last year, after my diagnosis, I read dairy, brewer’s yeast and sugar were the primary dietary triggers of HS. Other triggers included nightshades (potatoes, peppers, spices, etc.) and there might be a lnk between hidradenitis suppurativa and caffeine. This was a caffeine addicts’ worst nightmare. I could give up anything else but not my coffee. […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Pictures

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What does HS look like? We have some hidradenitis suppurativa pictures to share. Firstly, Hidradenitis Suppurativa pictures can be found on the internet easily. But for most of us, it is a hidden disease in many ways. A lot of people haven’t heard of it, and so a lot of people with HS don’t like […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diet Tips

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Firstly, where to begin with diet changes? It can be complicated, and have a big impact on your health, sometimes good, but sometimes not so good. I’m going to share my journey and some hidradenitis suppurativa diet tips with you. When I was 16, I became a vegetarian and at 27, I still am. A […]

Being a Teenager, Hidradenitis Suppurativa and How to Cope

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Have you found a lump that’s sore and comes back again and again? I imagine you feel scared and embarrassed to tell anyone, right? Certainly Googling it didn’t help either I bet. In short, you may have Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). Being a teenager is hard enough, and your body is already changing without this too. […]