The use of complementary and alternative medicine among patients with HS is very common, according to the findings of a recent survey, which also showed nearly 50% of patients did not find conventional therapy very successful for treating their skin disease.
Findings from a recent study showed about 75% of patients with HS had deranged iron status suggestive of iron deficiency, highlighting a possible need to assess iron levels and the need to investigate the therapeutic impact of iron deficiency among patients with HS.
Many patients with hidradenitis suppurativa are interested in making dietary changes to help manage their condition. A recent study investigated the prevalence of dietary alterations among this patient population.
Researchers found significant associations between inflammatory bowel disease and hidradenitis suppurativa in a recent meta-analysis, suggesting gastrointestinal symptoms should not be overlooked in this patient population.