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 other diseases such as pulmonary arterial hypertension, heart, and GI tract diseases.
In this video by Dr. Andras Fazakas shared in March 2014, scleroderma is explained using animation. From the start of the disease, Fazakas explains diagnosis, progression, and some of the symptoms patient’s experience.
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