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Hidradenitis suppurativa raises your risk of other health conditions. Take these steps to reduce your risk.
Hidradenitis suppurativa's most obvious impact on your health is the painful lumps it causes under your skin. But it appears to affect much more than just the outside of your body. Hidradenitis suppurativa is so frequently associated with other health conditions — affecting your waistline, heart, joints and beyond — that you're wise to be wary of the other risks that may be lurking beneath your skin.
Engaging in a healthy lifestyle and working closely with your doctor to identify and treat other health conditions are important steps to help reduce your risk.
Some of the most common health conditions that occur with hidradenitis suppurativa include:
Experts don't fully understand why these conditions are more common when you have hidradenitis suppurativa. Talk to your doctor about your risks and a screening plan to spot these conditions early. You can also help reduce your risk with healthy lifestyle choices:
Work with your doctor to treat your hidradenitis suppurativa and monitor your overall health. These healthy lifestyle choices can also help improve your wellness inside and out.
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