Explaining Shortness of Breath in Scleroderma Patients

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this video from the Scleroderma Foundation, we see Dr. Richard Silver’s presentation at the 2016 Scleroderma National Patient Education Conference held in New Orleans in July.

Find out more about the Scleroderma Patient to Patient Symposium happening later this month.

The presentation Scleroderma Disease “Why Am I So Short of Breath?” focuses on the fact that scleroderma patients have difficulty breathing, a symptom that can be attributed to a number of different causes such as heart disease, anemia, and gastroesophageal reflux. In addition, many scleroderma patients contract secondary lung diseases such as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) or pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

Scleroderma patients may prevent PAH with long-term Tracleer treatment. Find out more.

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