Fatigue in Systemic Sclerosis

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The fatigue that accompanies scleroderma is not only an unwelcome, relentless symptom which is difficult to control and manage but can also quite often be overlooked, with the initial management of the disease focusing on the more important (quite rightly), life threatening skin and organ fibrosis progression.

There are possibly a combination of factors which cause fatigue in scleroderma patients — not only the body’s immune system being out of control, but also medications, lack of quality sleep, and constant pain are all contributory factors in the fatigue mix.

 

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