According to the American College of Rhematology here are some scleroderma facts you should know about:
- Scleroderma is different from one patient to another.
- Scleroderma may not be visible to the naked eye.
- In the U.S., between 75,000 to 100,000 people have scleroderma
- This disease attacks mostly women between 30 and 50-years-old.
- Some symptoms such as Raynaud’s phenomenon, skin problems and heartburn can be eased considerably with the aid of medication or some changes to the patient’s lifestyle.
- There is currently no known cure for scleroderma.
- There are effective treatments accessible for patients who also suffer from acute kidney disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung inflammation and gastrointestinal problems.
- Organ involvement should be recognized early and treated in order to prevent some irreversible damages.
- Patients should see specialized doctors and physicians to take care of each aspect of this complex condition.
- Although the cause of this disease remains unknown, there is promising research being done in the relationship between scleroderma and the immune system.
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