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8 Scleroderma-Related Conditions You Should Look Out For

According to the Scleroderma Foundation, here are some scleroderma-related conditions you should look out for: 1. Gastrointestinal Issues Individuals living with scleroderma may experience some irregularities ranging from the mouth to the anal canal of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive tract. Thickening and scarring (fibrosis) of the tissue in these areas occurs due to…

Phaware Podcast: Bob Saget

This podcast, created and produced by phaware, features acclaimed media personality Bob Saget, a Scleroderma Research Foundation board member. It is being offered today on Scleroderma News in honor of World Scleroderma Day. You may listen to the podcast directly, or read it via the transcript that runs below.

4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Service Dog

Having a service dog can greatly enhance the life of someone living with a chronic disease. They allow patients to regain some of their independence by helping with small everyday tasks like opening and closing doors, fetching meds, acting as a prop or support as their owner stands, switching on lights and attracting attention…

These Lifestyle Hacks Will Help Anyone With a Chronic Illness

If you have a chronic illness, you know just how much energy it takes to complete your daily chores and common household tasks. In this video from newlifeoutlook, Jennifer shares some practical tips to help make life a little easier for anyone suffering from a chronic illness. MORE: Six scleroderma complications…

How to Live Your Best Life With a Chronic Illness

If you’re living with a chronic illness, it’s easy to slip into a malaise and feel sorry for yourself. This isn’t a helpful state of mind and it potentially means you’re missing out on life. In this video from NewLifeOutlook, Anna Scanlon shares her five…

9 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

One of the most frustrating symptoms of living with a chronic illness is brain fog. There are medications to treat many symptoms of chronic diseases, but sadly there isn’t yet a pill that takes away brain fog. However, there are ways to deal with it so patients can minimize its effects and…

6 Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

If you suffer from a chronic illness, then it’s highly likely that you’ll experience fatigue from time to time. Fatigue is different than just feeling tired, and generally it’s not something that can be fixed with an early night or by resting for a little while. With tips from the pros at …

6 Warning Signs You May Have a Lung Disease

People often ignore health issues, attributing symptoms to growing older or being out of shape. It can be easy to ignore what seem like fairly harmless symptoms, not knowing that they’re telltale signs that you have a lung disease. Chronic lung diseases respond best to treatment when they are caught early. The…

What a Nighttime Routine Looks Like When You Have a Chronic Illness

What’s your nighttime routine like? In this humorous video from Gifted Lift, Lauren gives us a sneak peek into her nighttime routine as a person with a chronic illness. Here are some yoga moves that might help you manage some scleroderma symptoms. Having a healthy snack, enjoying life to the fullest, checking in…