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WORLD SCLERODERMA DAY 29th June

It is finally here! Having counted down the days and months since the spring, TODAY is finally World Scleroderma Day. To read my post ‘June is Scleroderma Awareness Month,’ click here. To read my post about how the date for World Scleroderma Day was chosen, click …

DAY 27 Scleroderma Awareness Month: TELANGIECTASIA

DAY 27  Scleroderma Awareness Month: TELANGIECTASIA Telangiectasia are another symptom of Scleroderma, which although not life threatening as such, can be extremely distressing to the patient due to the change in appearance of the skin. As can be seen in the above image, my face has taken on…

DAY 25 Scleroderma Awareness Month: PAIN and HAIR LOSS

  Pain is a universal symptom with disease and illness, and especially so with the autoimmune arthritic conditions. I cannot remember the last day whereby I did not have any pain. As with most of the symptoms with scleroderma, no two patients will present with the exact same…

DAY 21 Scleroderma Awareness Month: UPPER Gastro-Intestinal Tract

DAY 21  Scleroderma Awareness Month: UPPER Gastro-Intestinal Tract Scleroderma can affect the entire gastro-intestinal system starting from the mouth all the way down to the anus. Please see Day 11 SclerodermaAwareness Month for a general discussion of these symptoms — click here. Dry mouth, along with…