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Reflexology: Scleroderma

Relax with Reflexology Have you considered reflexology for scleroderma? Reflexology is an ancient practice that’s been passed down for thousands of years. The Incas and Native Americans may have introduced reflexology to South and North America, but proof of the practice dates back to 3000 BC in pre-dynastic China. What is reflexology?…

Essential Oils: Scleroderma

Anti-inflammatory and More: Essential Oils Essentials oils, more widely known as aromatherapy, have been around for centuries.  There’s plenty of research behind the benefits of essentials oils and aromatics. We’ve discovered some ways essential oils may help with scleroderma symptoms.     Like herbs and minerals, the FDA does not regulate essentials…

Scleroderma: Chicken Salad for Anti-Inflammation

When you have scleroderma it is important to eat a diet rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. This scleroderma chicken salad recipe is full of fruits and vegetables and rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants, like Vitamin C, can stop free radicals from damaging cells. Vitamin C also supports the immune system. You might also…

Easy Relaxation Techniques for Scleroderma

Simple Stress Relievers Everyone struggles to relax- even more so when someone tells us to relax. There’s something about those words — relax, be calm, and calm down — that trigger a deep emotional response in most of us. With a chronic disease, relaxing is easier said than done. These easy relaxation techniques are…

4 Videos with Skin Care Tips for Scleroderma Patients

Welmedix HomeCarePro produced a video series with expert tips about how to care for skin affected by scleroderma. In these videos, Paula Erwin-Toth, former director of WOC Nursing Education at Cleveland Clinic, teaches about how to take care of your skin, how to manage neuropathy and the impact on…

13 Scleroderma Foundation Resources to Help You

  1. Scleroderma Voice Magazine Members of the Scleroderma Foundation benefit from a free subscription to the Scleroderma Voice Magazine. This publication is issued four times a year and showcases patients stories, scleroderma research information, and much more.   2. Scleroderma Information Packet  A free comprehensive packet of information…

Scleroderma Quote: Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander on Scleroderma Jason Alexander doesn’t have scleroderma but his sister did. After watching his beloved sister Karen Greenspan’s struggle with the debilitating disease, Alexander became a scleroderma advocate. Karen passed away in 2014. In this scleroderma quote, Jason Alexander reveals the progression of her disease.  …

10 Important Symptoms of Scleroderma

Here are 10 symptoms of scleroderma and what they mean, according to the Scleroderma Foundation. 1. Acid reflux Acid reflux refers to stomach acid that returns back into the digestive track and ends up irritating the esophagus. It can be distressing and can cause other problems.

7 Tips for Living with Scleroderma

There are some simple steps you can take to help maintain your general health according to the Scleroderma Research Foundation. 1. Avoid smoking. Throughout June, our resident blogger and scleroderma patient Nicola Whitehill posted daily information and facts on scleroderma to mark Scleroderma Awareness Month.

Science of Depression

According to recent reports, a satisfying marriage or long-term domestic relationship helps ease depression in women with systemic sclerosis compared to single woman with disease-related symptoms of depression. But do you know the complex science of depression? In this video shared with AsapSCIENCE, you can learn more…