Hidradenitis Suppurativa Support Online
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a debilitating, chronic and complex illnesses that has a huge impact on quality of life physically, mentally, and emotionally. HS is an inflammatory skin condition consisting of extremely painful recurring abscesses. These abscesses can develop anywhere that hair follicles are found, which is anywhere throughout the body with the exception of the palms of our hands, soles of our feet and lips. Therefore, it is possible get Hidradenitis abscesses/lesions anywhere on the body. HS may come with other symptoms such as fatigue, low grade fever, and overall malaise; this is typically during a flare. There are three Hurley stages to determine severity. Recent research strongly suggests that HS is an auto-inflammatory illnesses having to do with our innate immune process (auto-inflammatory process).
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A Mental Health - Psychodermatology
HS Connect is proud to present the first in a line of interviews dedicated to your mental health. Click HERE to view our very own Ghazal Ghafari interviewing Dr. Mina Guigruis, Psychologist.
Staying Positive with Bethan
This disease can take it's toll on our mental health, so we've joined forces with Bethan Emery for a little bit of sunshine! Click HERE to get to know Bethan!
Suicide Prevention Hotlines Worldwide
Thank you to our dedicated team we have a newly updated list of all available countries and their Suicide Prevention Hotlines. Click HERE to view the list.
CLINICAL TRIALS | research | surveys
PARTICIPATE LIKE THE FUTURE OF HS DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES.
Clinical trials, research and surveys are of the utmost importance to further the study of HS. Please review the open opportunities by clicking below and reaching out to participate. We cannot do this without YOU!!
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Tell us about your experience with HS, how you've overcome or how you deal with having this disease. We will post your submission on the ' Our Stories' page.
Please allow 5-7 days for your story to be posted.
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