Just One More Question About HS!
For our "Just One More Question...!" video series, Dr. Christopher Sayed sat down with us to answer some of the most common questions he hears from his patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
You know how there never seems to be quite enough time to get all of your questions answered during your doctor visits? Well, HealthCentral's "Just One More Question!" video series is here to help! We're asking the top docs in their field to answer all your Qs so you can get a real handle on your condition.
For this edition on hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), we asked Christopher Sayed, M.D., an associate professor of dermatology at the UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, to dig into your most common questions about this painful inflammatory skin condition. He runs a dedicated HS clinic and sees exactly how this disease can impact patients' lives every day. He also knows what it takes to heal. We'll let him take it from here.
What Is HS?
Get the basics on this chronic inflammatory skin condition.
What Causes HS?
Learn about the genetic and environmental risk factors that might play a role.
What Are the Symptoms of HS?
Pain, nodules, pus…the symptoms of HS are impossible to ignore.
What Are the Stages of HS?
Learn how hidradenitis can progress when it’s not treated.
How Is HS Typically Diagnosed?
There’s no test for HS. Find out how doctors make the call.
Is HS Contagious?
Deep breath: The answer will likely leave you feeling relieved.
What Treatments Are Available for HS?
Depending on the stage, you may have several choices.
Can HS Be Cured?
We’ve got the answer to the most frequently asked question about HS.
What Are Some Ways to Soothe HS Pain?
Simple strategies can help ease (if not always eliminate) the pain.
How Does Diet Affect HS?
The good news: A few simple eating tweaks may help some people manage symptoms of hidradenitis.
Why Is HS Often Misdiagnosed?
It takes patients an average 10 years to get diagnosed with hidradenitis. Find out why it's so tricky for doctors to spot.
How Can You Control the Odor From Hidradenitis?
It's not an issue for everyone with HS, but when HS odor is a problem, it can be a big one. Here's how to get relief.
What Other Health Conditions Often Occur with HS?
Learn about the most common comorbidities of hidradenitis suppurativa.
Is Obesity Linked to HS?
Our expert explains what we know—and don't know—about the influence of weight on hidradenitis suppurativa.
What Is the Emotional Impact of HS?
The effects of the inflammatory condition hidradenitis suppurativa are way more than skin deep, increasing the risk for depression and anxiety.
Is Surgery Effective in Treating HS?
Not everyone with hidradenitis suppurativa needs invasive treatment. Find out if surgery could be right for you.