SOME GROUPS ARE MORE AFFECTED BY HS THAN OTHERS. BOTTOM LINE, THOUGH, HS ISN’T YOUR FAULT.
- Female vs. male—HS occurs more often in women than in men.
- Genetics—HS can run in families, with over 30% of HS patients having a family history of it.
- Age range—HS usually begins as early as puberty, and rarely past age 55.
- Hormones—There’s a possible link with sex hormones because HS tends to peak in women’s reproductive years.