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Like Music? Check out Jackson Gillies – Rising Star

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If you haven’t already heard about Jackson Gillies, you are in for a treat! And if you have, well make sure to check out his new music on Spotify. Jackson sings from the heart, and what a big heart he has. Jackson has endured chronic illness since early childhood when he was diagnosed with type […]

Feel in Control of Your Life with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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A lot is going on all around you. Between work, kids (maybe) and home, friends and events, it can be difficult. Throw in chronic illness, and it feels like the world never stops spinning. You are not alone in this. Life with hidradenitis suppurativa can be good! Research has shown that there is a link […]

Essentials for Life with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Everyone manages their condition in their own way. We all have our favourite creams and antiseptics. Strange I know, but that’s living with HS. If you are newly diagnosed, you may not know where to start. In this post, we are going to talk about your options starting out with HS. From wound care to […]

Let’s Talk About Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) With Jasmine Espy

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We all know that living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa  can knock you down. It can certainly make life difficult sometimes and it can be hard to stay motivated. But life can be good, despite HS. We contacted some fellow HS warriors to talk about HS and share some advice with us. Jasmine Talks about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) […]

Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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I have been unwell of late. From time to time I suffer with my mental health. The reasons for this are complex and many, however I do know that living with hidradenitis suppurativa plays a big part in my mental state. Hidra What? When my mental wellbeing dips I still, like everyone have a full […]

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 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 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 and Acceptance

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Acceptance If you have signs of HS or have been diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), certainly it will affect your mind as well as your body.  Firstly, What do I mean by this?  Well, when we get an illness, a common cold for example, we feel rubbish. You might need paracetamol and […]

5 Ways to Raise HS Awareness

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It can take an average of 7 years to receive a diagnosis of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). One reason for this is that it’s not a well- known disease. It is a secret a lot of people keep, and even medical professionals misunderstand it. HS awareness and understanding its impact is essential. But often people with […]

How Do I Talk to My Doctor – Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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The Dreaded Doctors Office So, you find yourself worried about your body, but you are too scared to talk to your doctor about hidradenitis suppurativa. You think they won’t listen to you, or that you are being dramatic. Sound about right? If you are struggling with this right now, don’t worry most people have at […]

HS, Stress and Reflective Writing

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HS and Stress First things first, stress is not a bad thing because it plays a role in many functions in your body from metabolism to your heartbeat. Without it, you would die. When we talk about stress and harm, we are usually talking about the stress that exceeds our ability to cope. It may […]