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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, […]

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 […]

Let’s Talk About Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) With Elise Axon

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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. Elise Talks about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Elise is […]

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 and Weight

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Being diagnosed with HS can be a life changing moment. Very often, we can feel a sense of grief and loss of control of our bodies. While there is no cure for HS, doctors and researchers are working hard developing new treatments.  There has been lots of progress in the last 10 years. We can […]

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 […]

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 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 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. […]

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 […]

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