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About Scleroderma 

What is Scleroderma?

Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the connective tissues in the body. It hardening and thickening of the skin and can also internal organs such as the lungs, heart, and kidneys. While there is no cure for sclerma, treatments are available to manage and improve quality of life. It's to work closely with a healthcare provider to develop a personalized treatment plan.

How does it affect the body 


Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the connect tissue in the body. It can cause hardening and thickening of the skin, as well as damage to blood vessels and internal organs. The severity of skin involvement can vary from person to person, but it often leads to tight, shiny, and discolored patches on the skin.


Scleroderma can cause a range of symptoms that affect the hands, including thickening and hardening of the skin, stiffness, pain, and difficulty moving the fingers. In some cases, scleroderma can also cause ulcers, sores, or gangrene on the fingers or hands. Treatment options vary depending on the severity the symptoms and may include medications, physical therapy, or surgery.


Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that affects the body's connective tissues, causing skin and internal organs to become thick and hard. This can result in various symptoms, including joint pain, digestive issues, and breathing problems. The severity of scleroderma can differ, and unfortunately, there is no known cure for the disease.

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