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Exercise and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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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, […]

HS on the go! What You Should Have in Your Hidradenitis Suppurativa Kit.

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While Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a lifelong condition, it shouldn’t stop you living your life. In the past, we have talked about an array of HS management tips and products. Hopefully, this has given you an idea of some of the things you will need to care for your condition. We’re going to look at some […]

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 […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Peer Support

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There are many different definitions of what peer support is. So, for the purpose of this blog, its someone who has lived experience of the same condition.  And they are willing to use that experience to help others. When I first got diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa, peer support was critical. I was in a bit […]

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) […]

5 Healthy Ways to Deal with HS and Anger

Last year I posted a picture on Instagram that said it was okay to be angry. Someone left a comment asking if anger can be controlled? Firstly, the answer is yes, you can control your anger. But it made me think that our immediate response to anger is fear of losing control. Whether it’s in […]

Jackson Gillies – Hidradenitis Suppurativa Celebrity Alert!

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We all know that living with HS 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. This week, we are talking with […]

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, 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 […]

HS Disease and Emotions

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We all have feelings that overwhelm us. Believe it or not, emotions serve a purpose. You shouldn’t ignore them. In avoiding feeling bad, you ignore a message your body is giving you. HS disease and emotions can be difficult to manage sometimes, but they can be managed! For some people with HS, overwhelming emotions are […]

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 […]

Chronic Illness Flares and 10 Hobbies You Can Do from Your Sofa

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One of the most challenging parts of chronic illness is free time. Firstly, for many of us, fatigue accompanies our HS. Lack of energy to do anything can be frustrating and not to mention boring. So why not take up a hobby. Hobbies certainly don’t need to be exercise focused. There are many inexpensive and […]