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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 […]

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 […]

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 to Build a Habit

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There are certain times of the year that people want a change and so attempt to change their habits. Probably the most popular time is the new year. But as you know most resolutions don’t survive past January. Lets look at how to build a habit, and make it stick! Getting Started – First steps […]

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, […]

Covid-19, Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Motivation

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Let’s talk about hidradenitis suppurativa and motivation during these strange days. We are now almost a month into the Covid-19 restrictions and people are getting tired of it. Hidradenitis suppurativa can affect our motivation at the best of times. In the beginning, you were working from home. You had so much time and nowhere else […]

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 […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves. Environment, body image, and social factors like age and gender impact our self-esteem. And it is safe to say that hidradenitis suppurativa and self-esteem don’t go hand in hand. Low self-esteem can be both a cause and be an indicator of depression. High self-esteem is associated with good […]

Learning to Live with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, HS

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The daily struggle with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Since developing Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) over 20 years ago, my life has become a lot more complicated. From the moment I wake up, I have to manage my HS in order to get through the day. I used to spend a lot of time on dressings and bandages […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yoga for Hidradenitis Suppurativa- Episode 2

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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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