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The Diary of a HS Flare

The dreaded HS flare… Just when you think you will get some relief, and usually out of nowhere, hidradenitis suppurativa can flare up. There never seems to be much rhythm or routine to my HS flares, although I can link some of them to stressful life events. The HS flare I’m going to talk about […]

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 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 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. […]

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. […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is Not Rare.

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For a long time, doctors considered Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) to be rare. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, researchers would only include severe cases. So, it looked like fewer people had the disease. This is common in research so in this post we are going to take a more detailed look. Hopefully, by […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Sleep

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My Experience of Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Sleep My previous blog on sleep and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) covered three main areas – pain, comfort and routine. However, there are other factors that can contribute to having a good night’s sleep. HS is a condition that does not have a clock. It doesn’t behave when you want […]

Yoga and Hidradenitis Suppurativa- Episode 3

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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, […]

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