Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

7 Scleroderma Complications

Because scleroderma can affect any organ of the body, patients symptoms and complications vary greatly, according to the Mayo Clinic. Here are seven common complications: 1. Fingertips As a result of Raynaud’s disease (experiences by most with scleroderma) blood flow to the hands becomes so restricted that the tissues at…

Scleroderma Foundation Events Near You

Support is very important if you have scleroderma. Finding a local group of others who are on the same journey as you and meet regularly to talk about it, could provide a priceless lifeline and widen your circle of friends. Find out about some scleroderma-related conditions according to the Scleroderma…

Scleroderma Stories: Amy’s Stem Cell Treatment

Scleroderma is a systemic autoimmune disease that causes hardening of the skin and connective tissues. The disease mostly affects women ages 30-50, but children and men can also have scleroderma. Each person’s experience with the disease is individual to them. Some may deal with slight skin tightening while others could suffer with…

9 Signs You Have Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is mainly derived from the sun’s ultraviolet rays hitting the skin and triggering the vitamin’s synthesis. It’s an extremely important vitamin because it helps our bodies absorb calcium and it promotes healthy cell growth. Without vitamin D, people can develop all sorts…

3 Possible Risks for Scleroderma Targeted

Scleroderma is a systemic autoimmune disease that causes hardening of the skin and connective tissues. The disease mostly affects women ages 30-50, but children and men can also get it. There is known cause for scleroderma yet  — but scientists are looking at the following factors for potential higher risks for the disease, according to the…

Crystal’s Hopes for Stem Cell Treatment

Scleroderma is a systemic autoimmune disease that causes hardening of the skin and connective tissues. The disease mostly affects women ages 30-50, but children and men can also be affected. Each patient’s experience with scleroderma is individualized. Some patients deal with slight skin tightening while other suffer from a variety of life-threatening internal…

10 Scleroderma FAQs

If you have been newly diagnosed with scleroderma or have a loved one or friend who has the disease, there may be many questions going through your mind. We’ve come up with a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about scleroderma according to the Scleroderma Research…

Yoga Poses for Scleroderma

Gentle exercise can be beneficial to scleroderma patients — which makes yoga’s low intensity, slow-paced comfort a practically perfect solution. Learn more about a study on the effects of aerobic exercise on muscle endurance training for patients with scleroderma. With this video from Yoga Center Reno, viewers can learn…