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14 Invisible Illnesses You May Not Know About

Invisible illnesses are conditions patients have that are not obvious when looking at them. Often people with an invisible illness face a lot of prejudice; others accuse them of faking, lying or exaggerating their illness. People just don’t fully understand what patients with invisible illnesses are going through.

7 Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” mostly because we get it naturally when the sun’s UV rays interact with our skin, which triggers the vitamin’s synthesis. The vitamin helps our body’s absorption of calcium to keep our bones strong and encourage healthy cells to grow. Here are a few more health benefits of this…

VeinViewer Will Help Nurses With IVs and Blood Tests

Anyone with a chronic illness will testify that they spend a lot of time in the doctor’s office having blood work done. Which means getting pricked with a lot of needles, which can sometimes take two or three (or more) attempts to find a compliant vein. Despite there being…

7 Things People With Invisible Illnesses Think You Should Know

Chances are you know someone who has an invisible illness. An invisible illness means that a person is suffering from an illness or disease which isn’t necessarily visible on the outside. However, just because you can’t see what’s wrong doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything wrong. People with invisible illnesses…

Scleroderma: From Diagnosis to Symptoms

With scleroderma, connective tissues in the body’s major organs become thickened due to an overproduction of collagen.  Scleroderma most noticeably affects the skin, but it can also affect internal organs leading to pulmonary arterial hypertension, and heart and GI tract diseases. Read about seven common complications of scleroderma here.  In…

7 Facts About Scleroderma-Related PAH

Scleroderma (SSc) is a rare but progressive autoimmune disease that mainly affects women between the ages of 20 and 50, although men and children can also develop the disease. Many patients who have scleroderma also develop pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). 1. According to the Scleroderma Foundation, there are an estimated…

Home Remedies for Scleroderma

A healthy diet does not cure scleroderma, but nutrition is essential for patients’ overall health. In this video by Home Remedies, get some tips for making at-home remedies that might help with scleroderma. According to the Scleroderma…

8 Tips to Help You Stay Active Through the Holidays

Exercise and physical activity is important for people with scleroderma, specially when it comes deal with the fatigue that may come from the disease, but over the holidays it can be difficult to find the time. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you find…

Could a Topical Paste Prevent Skin Hardening in Scleroderma Patients?

At the beginning of the year, a team of researchers developed a potential therapy for patients with scleroderma: an anti-scarring paste to help prevent the progression of fibrosis. The study focused on radiation dermatitis, a type of fibrosis that develops in about 95 percent of patients undergoing radiation therapy. The intense beam…

7 Tips to Better Manage Raynaud’s During Seasonal Changes

This month is Raynaud’s Awareness Month, and in this special article, our resident blogger and scleroderma patient, Nicola Whitehill shares her tips on how to better manage Raynaud’s during this seasonal change. Join her in “Show Your Colours For Raynauds Awareness.” 1. Don’t forget to take your medication It’s…