Hidradenitis Suppurativa Support Online
What is HS? Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a debilitating, chronic, complex inflammatory illness, also referred to as an immune-mediated inflammatory illness and follicle occlusion. It has a huge impact on quality of life physically, mentally, and emotionally. HS consists of extremely painful reccuring abscesses that can develop anywhere hair follicles are found. It is possible to experience abscesses or lesions anywhere on our body with the exception of the palms of your hands, soles of your feet, and lips. HS is not contagious. There are three Hurley stages used to determine severity. There is no cure for HS and the options for treatment are limited.
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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.
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