Hidradenitis Suppurativa Natural Treatment
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disorder affecting 1 to 4% of the world's population. It is three times more common in females, and generally occurs between the ages of 20 to 30 (and never occurs before puberty). Affected areas are those where there is skin to skin contact and where sweat glands are present, namely the armpits, breasts, groin, and anal region. It is extremely painful and may limit the patient's movement. Fortunately, there are a lot of dietary, lifestyle and natural choices that you can make to improve and even treat the condition.
As Hidradenitis suppurativa is characterized by severe inflammation, it is imperative that you keep the body in an anti-inflammatory state. This is achieved through the adoption of an anti-inflammatory diet, i.e. one high in anti-inflammatory foods and low in pro-inflammatory ones. For example, foods high in omega 3 fatty acids (such as oily fish like salmon and fresh tuna) stimulate the body to produce molecules (called eicosanoids) that combat inflammation. These work in a similar way to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) but without the side effects. On the other hand, foods high in saturated fats and trans fatty acids cause systemic inflammation and a weakening of the immune system. Therefore, make sure you choose lean meats, grill instead of fry, avoid processed meats, limit chocolate and pastries, and opt for low-fat dairy products.
You should also supplement with a number of key vitamins, minerals and natural extracts. For example, vitamin C is well-known for its wound-healing properties because it stimulates the production of collagen. Hidradenitis suppurativa tends to leave open wounds, and vitamin C can be extremely beneficial in this regard. Similarly, there are a number of natural extracts that have potent antiseptic, analgesic and wound healing properties, and these have been shown to be able to send the condition into remission in the vast majority of patients who try them. What's so great about these is that they are not associated with any side effects, unlike synthetic medical and surgical options.
Lifestyle modification is imperative if you want to get rid of Hidradenitis suppurativa. It is well known that smoking can be a causative factor and will exacerbate pre-existing conditions - therefore, quit smoking! Avoid wearing tight or synthetic clothing, and avoid or limit shaving the area as this will irritate the skin. Heat and humidity will make the symptoms worse, as will excessive sweating. Stress is both a causative and aggravating factor - find ways to deal with it. Talk to a counselor for help, and try to find the time to do pleasurable, relaxing activities. It is also very important to get enough quality sleep; try to aim for 8 hours each night. Being overweight will make the condition worse and much harder to treat, as you will suffer from more frictional forces in the area. Try to lose the excess weight by adopting a healthy, balanced diet.
For a step by step guide on how to cure Hidradenitis suppurativa using a natural holistic approach, visit Therese Wilson's Fast Hidradenitis Suppurativa Cure™. Wilson is a certified nutritionist and holistic health consultant based in London, UK.