Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

Study of GERD in Scleroderma Patients

Many people living with scleroderma suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), where the digestive acids in the stomach back up into the esophagus causing an uncomfortable burning sensation, often called acid indigestion or heartburn. MORE: Five tips for managing Raynaud’s syndrome through the summer months Many people who suffer…

5 Ways Scleroderma Can Affect Your Eyes

Because scleroderma is an autoimmune disease which affects connective tissue, symptoms and complications can appear in any part of the body, including the eyes. We’ve put together a list of some of the common eye complications experienced by people living with scleroderma, with help from the Arthritis…

‘Cooking Up a Cure’ Event for Scleroderma

The Scleroderma Foundation’s Greater Chicago Chapter is hosting a celebrity chef event in September to raise awareness of scleroderma and money for vital research into better treatments and ultimately, a cure. The Cooking Up a Cure event will be held on September 14 at the Galleria Marchetti…

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including…

What It’s Like Living With Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Raynaud’s phenomenon is caused by poor blood circulation and primarily affects the hands and feet, although the face can also be affected. Extreme temperature changes can turn fingers and toes blue or white and make it painful and difficult to move and manipulate. MORE: Six complications of scleroderma that…

Makeup Tips for Women Living With Scleroderma

In this Facebook video from Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK, Alex talks viewers through her makeup routine and how she covers her telangiectasia which helps boost her confidence. MORE: Heart changes that can occur in scleroderma patients Alex talks about the importance of using sunscreen or moisturizers with built-in…

6 Ways Bob Saget Has Been Helping the Scleroderma Cause

Bob Saget is a television host, actor and comedian. He is also a very vocal advocate for scleroderma. Saget’s involvement with the scleroderma community began in 1989 when he met Sharon Monsky, the founder of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Back then the foundation was in its infancy and Monsky asked…

The Effects of Living With Scleroderma

Writer Amy Gietzen has lived with scleroderma for 16 years. Diagnosed with the condition at 19, she has seen her body go through many changes and has had to adjust to the hardships life has thrown her way due to the disease. MORE: Professional gardener explains how scleroderma and…