How Scleroderma Affects the Body

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Throughout June, our resident blogger and scleroderma patient, Nicola Whitehill, posted daily information and facts about scleroderma to celebrate Scleroderma Awareness Month.

Read all Nicola’s Scleroderma Awareness Month articles here.

According to the Scleroderma Foundation, scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is characterized as being a chronic connective tissue disease and it is classified as an autoimmune disease.

The symptoms of scleroderma differ from patient to patient and not all people develop all complications.

Symptoms of scleroderma may be visible – in the cases where the skin is affected, but there are some symptoms that may be invisible – where internal organ systems are affected.

According to the Scleroderma Foundation, while there is no proven cure for scleroderma, much can be done to prevent, minimize or alleviate its effects and symptoms. 

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