Most of us have heard misconceptions about HS before. Unfortunately, the misconceptions and stigmas run deep, including being ingrained in the opinions of some in the medical field. Seeking help from those who perpetuate the stigmas is counterproductive, and the experts at HS Connect are working diligently to change that.
Skin pigmentation is one of the most variable and distinguishing factors in humans. In the case of acne, it is reported to be one of the more prevalent dermatologic conditions in people with darker skin tones. The causes of acne in darker skin do not differ from those with lighter skin; however, the question that should be asked is: How is acne different in darker skin?
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa suffer more from a mental health standpoint than those with other common skin conditions. Healthcare providers and those afflicted should understand that the disease’s chronic nature can affect physical and psychological health.
The emotional toll from hair loss goes beyond skin deep. There are many negative emotions and feelings that come with hair loss, and these must be acknowledged by physicians to care for patients holistically.
While one disease may affect the physiological aspects of the body, another can affect the psychological need for human interaction. While skin diseases may seem more superficial when compared to the myriad of potential internal diseases, individuals suffering from skin diseases have deeper psychological effects.