The Reality of Living With Scleroderma

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by Wendy Henderson |

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For people living with scleroderma, daily life can be extremely painful. The condition affects every aspect of their lives. To date, there is no cure for scleroderma, only medications and treatments that address some of the symptoms of the disease.

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In this emotional video Crystal Guzman shares her reality of the disease. Eleven months after diagnosis, Crystal’s scleroderma has progressed so much that the skin tightening is drastically affecting her movement. She’s not able to straighten her legs and her torso, which makes walking extremely difficult and very painful. In addition, she cannot raise her arms or bring her hands to her face so is now unable to feed herself.

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