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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

The Facts About Weight and Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

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Obesity Is a Top Risk Factor—but It’s Not the Only One


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Family History Should Also Be Considered


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Being Overweight Weight Can Worsen Flares


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More Skin Folds Increase Friction


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The Skin’s Bacterial Balance May Be Off


inflammation
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Extra Weight Feeds Inflammation


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Lower Weight Can Lead to Fewer Flares


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Working Out With HS Can Be a Challenge


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Start Slowly, Consider Swimming, and Ask for Help if You Need It


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Other Kinds of Self-Care Are Key, Too


Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer

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Jodi Helmer is a North Carolina-based journalist who writes about health, fitness and nutrition topics ranging from depression and sleep to workouts and diet trends. Her work has appeared in publications such as AARP, WebMD, Woman’s Day, Shape, Health, Family Circle and MyFitnessPal.