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12 Things to Care for When You Have Scleroderma

According to the John Hopkins Scleroderma Center, scleroderma takes a big toll on your body, both emotionally and physically. There are a number of body parts that may be directly or indirectly affected by scleroderma and should be watched. Since scleroderma varies from patient to patient, the symptoms and physical effects can…

IVIG Therapy for Systemic Sclerosis Is Safe, Improves Organ Function, Study Finds

A new study from France found that treatment with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG), known to have anti-fibrotic activity, is effective in improving muscle, joint and digestive tract function in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The study, “Intravenous immunoglobulins in systemic sclerosis: data from a French nationwide cohort of 46 patients…

Explaining Stem Cell Treatment for Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body produces too much collagen, causing skin and other organs to become stiff and tight. There’s currently no cure for the disease, but there are different treatments which can ease the symptoms. Here are seven tips to manage your fatigue.

8 Tips to Help You Deal With a Loved One’s Passing

Learning that a loved one has a chronic illness is devastating, and even more so if that illness is likely to cut their life short. Everyone deals with the death of loved ones differently, the grieving process is varied and there is no wrong or right way to go about…

4 Breathing Mistakes You’re Probably Making

We need to breathe to stay alive. For some of us, this process is simple and we don’t think too much about it. For others, it’s a constant struggle that requires a lot of concentration and effort. For all of us, it’s important we’re aware that there’s a right—and wrong—way…

8 Ways to Feel Happier

It can sometimes be a challenge to look on the bright side when you have a chronic illness, but spending time doing things that make you happy will help keep depression at bay, help you come to terms with your illness and begin enjoying life again. To help you feel happier, we’ve…

6 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs

We only get one set of lungs so it’s imperative that we look after them. This is even more important with diseases that directly affect the lungs as it could help slow down its progression and ease the symptoms.  To help you take the best possible care of your lungs, we’ve put together a list…

6 Effects of Chronic Fatigue in Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue go hand in hand, as anyone with lupus, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, IBD (and a host more) will testify. Chronic fatigue affects daily life and your ability to go about your business. It’s incredibly debilitating and yet, very misunderstood by those who don’t suffer from it. We’ve put…

6 Tips to Reduce Stress and Help You Relax

Everyone suffers from stress from time to time but when you have a chronic disease, stress not only adds to your everyday burden but can often exacerbate the symptoms of your condition. While we can’t avoid stress altogether, there are ways that we help ourselves relax more and not let things…