Improving the quality of life and care of those affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Incidence of Myocardial Infarction and Cerebrovascular Accident in Patients With HS

New findings, recently published in JAMA Dermatology, appear to show that having HS confers a modest risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. Patients should discuss with their doctors strategies to reduce this risk, including smoking cessation and good control of blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. 

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The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc. (HSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation, dedicated to improving research, education, and the quality of life and care for individuals and families affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).

Founded in 2005 and incorporated in the state of California, USA, the success of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation depends on financial support from research and development grants and from individual gifts and corporate/industry sponsorships. For more information on how you can support the HSF, please refer to the support section. Together with your help, the HSF hopes to make a difference in the lives of those who suffer with hidradenitis suppurativa. Your charitable donations to the HSF are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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If you, or a friend or relative, or a patient of yours, is having problems with boils under the arms, under the breasts, under the panty or shorts area, around belt lines or other pressure areas and these boils come and go, are very painful, burst and drain material, and sometimes smell bad, you are in the right place.

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