How Scleroderma Affects Everyday Life

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body produces too much collagen, causing the skin and other major organs to tighten and thicken. This can cause severe pain and other health problems.

Read about seven scleroderma complications that can occur here. 

In this Scleroderma Foundation video produced by Eric Zinger, we meet several scleroderma patients who talk to us about their experiences with the disease. They explain how scleroderma has changed their lives forever and how everyday tasks such as working on a computer or grocery shopping are extremely difficult. In addition, NFL Hall of Fame running back, Barry Sanders (he lost his sister Nancy when she was just 26 to the disease) urges people to step up to help raise awareness, donate or volunteer for the Scleroderma Foundation.

Find out about Crystal’s experience of scleroderma and how she hopes stem cell treatment will help.

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