Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

Learn the Camouflage Makeup Technique

Many women with scleroderma may feel self-conscious about changes to their skin, particularly on their faces. They’ll often apply makeup to try and cover up any changes without realizing that they might need to adopt a new technique. In this video from Scleroderma SC, makeup artist David Nicholas demonstrates…

Preparing for Your Rheumatologist Appointments

Once you have been diagnosed with scleroderma you will probably continue seeing your rheumatologist for ongoing treatment. You may also need to see other specialists since scleroderma can affect many different areas of the body. According to the Mayo Clinic, you’ll need to bring your medical files, details of any medications you’re on and…

7 Health Benefits of Vitamin D for Scleroderma Patients

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…

5 Home Remedies That May Help With Scleroderma

Being diagnosed with scleroderma can be overwhelming. It’ll take time to come to terms with the diagnosis and you’ll likely experience a range of emotions until then. MORE: Seven facts you should know about Raynaud’s In this video by Home Remedies, get some tips for making at-home…

3 Stem Cells Which Could Be Used to Treat Scleroderma

Stem cells have the ability to duplicate and develop into various kinds of cells within the body, such as skin, bone, tissue, etc., and researchers believe stem cells can be used to repair damage in the body. In some scleroderma patients, stem cell transplants appear to reset autoimmunity. There are different types of stem…

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. MORE: Seven common complications of scleroderma In this video by…