Scleroderma Treatment and Symptoms
A chronic disorder marked by hardening and thickening of the skin. Scleroderma can be localized or it can affect the entire body (systemic).
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1-2 of 4 more...Signs and symptoms
... In addition to thickening and hardening of your skin, scleroderma can cause your skin to lose its elasticity and become shiny as it stretches across underlying bone. Other signs and symptoms may inclu...
... Collagen is a fibrous type of protein that makes up your body''s connective tissues, including your skin. Scleroderma results from an overproduction and accumulation of collagen in body tissues. Altho...
1-2 of 3 more...Complications
... Having systemic scleroderma may result in a number of other health conditions: Gastrointestinal complications. In scleroderma, wasting occurs in the muscular walls of your intestine. This can reduce a...
... Scleroderma has no known cure — there is no treatment to stop the overproduction of collagen. Your doctor may recommend a number of medications to make it easier for you to live with scleroderma...
1 of 1Coping skills
... Depending on how greatly you''re affected by scleroderma, you may benefit from physical therapy and occupational therapy. Therapists can help you manage pain, improve your strength and mobility, and w...
1-2 of 6 more...Scleroderma
... What is scleroderma? Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can cause tightening and thickening of the skin, thickening of blood vessels, and damage to internal organs. The disease usually ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
Scleroderma: An Overview
... What is scleroderma? Scleroderma is a chronic, although rare, autoimmune disease in which normal tissue is replaced with dense, thick tissue. Normally, the immune system helps defend the body against ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
- Handout on Health: Scleroderma
... This booklet is for people who have scleroderma, as well as for their family members, friends, and others who want to find out more about the disease. This booklet describes the different forms of scl...
- Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
... This fact sheet answers basic questions about arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has other fact sheets and booklets tha...
- (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
- About Medications (Scleroderma Foundation)