How Diet Can Affect Scleroderma

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In this Scleroderma Strong video from Jessica M., Jessica describes what scleroderma is and the affect it can have on the digestive tract. She then talks about how diet can negatively or positively affect a person with scleroderma and offers some practical advice about eating and diet.

Read our six tips for eating well with scleroderma. 

Jessica explains that it can take a scleroderma patient three times longer to digest their food than non-patients and how they are more likely to suffer from heartburn and indigestion. She suggests foods to eliminate from your diet to avoid acid reflux and that scleroderma patients should eat more alkaline foods to avoid inflammation.

Read our resident columnist Nicola Whitehill’s diet tips which helped her with her scleroderma symptoms.


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