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Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Weight Stigma and Body Shaming

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A basic human need is acceptance by others. Stigma is defined as an “awareness of social disapproval, discrediting or devaluation, based on an attribute or physical mark.” In this case, the size of a person’s body. This kind of stigma is called body-shaming. Hidradenitis suppurativa, weight and stigma are very much linked. We are going […]

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 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 […]

My Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnosis

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The Chance Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnosis I have had Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) for 13 years. Last year I visited my doctor for something unrelated. While I waited, I read the Irish Skin Foundation’s Hidradenitis Suppurativa booklet. Reading through the booklet, I recognised my symptoms and decided to ask my doctor about it. Now that I have […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diet – Where to Begin…

Believe it or not, the food we choose to eat has a profound impact on our health and wellbeing. Analysing and becoming aware of the food products that we buy and eat, and the choices we make in relation to our diet, will help us to make small adjustments and gradually make bigger changes that […]

Managing Weight and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  So, you’ve been told you need to lose weight. There are very few people who are overweight and don’t know it.  Yet it’s amazing how often people will tell you that you need to lose weight.  As if you didn’t already know.  Or hadn’t noticed. When it comes to Hidradenitis Suppurativa, people are often told […]

Diet Tips for HS

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a debilitating chronic skin condition that causes boils, lesions and nodules to form on the skin. The affected areas can get very swollen and inflamed during flare-ups and so can be very sore and uncomfortable for the person. HS usually develops after puberty and is more common in women than men. […]