Pulmonary Involvement With Scleroderma

What Is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is quite rare, only affecting 14 out of every 1million persons worldwide. Most commonly, scleroderma affects women more than men and those who are between ages 35 and 54. Symptoms of scleroderma vary depending on what part of the body it is affecting. The most common symptom however is the development … Read more

Scleroderma – Types Diagnosis And Treatment

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the connective tissue, this of which is found all over our body in our skin, joints and in most of our organs. It happens when the antibodies in your immune system would damage your tissues, which is contrary to their main purpose of which is to protect … Read more

Scleroderma Affecting The Heart

While the skin is the most affected organ in cases of scleroderma, almost all cases of complications in scleroderma would lead to heart problems even if the heart itself is not involved in scleroderma. If the lungs or the kidneys are involved, this could lead to hypertension and other heart complications. While that could happen, … Read more

Scleroderma And Elbow Pains

Background Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by having the antibodies attack their own tissues, which is contrary to their main purpose of protecting it. That in turn would cause the affected area to thicken and its functions to be limited. The more common form of scleroderma which is limited scleroderma or CREST … Read more

Cardiac Involvement In Scleroderma

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by toughening most commonly in the skin and could also happen to other organs. The mild form of this known as morphea, although it can cripple its patients would tend not to be fatal. Another form of this which is systemic sclerosis, since it would affect the … Read more

Scleroderma and Renal Crisis

Scleroderma renal crisis is the term used to describe kidney involvement in scleroderma because of the very much discomforting symptoms brought about by it that indeed puts the patient into a crisis. This happens when scleroderma, of which the cause is unknown, would reach the kidneys, limiting blood supply to it and limiting its functions … Read more

Coping With Scleroderma And Its Effects

Understanding Your Condition Before anything else, you should first understand your condition. Scleroderma is quite serious and for some people, it could change their lifestyles so much that they are no longer comfortable with it. But for those who have the patience and understanding, they will be able to cope up with their condition much … Read more

Scleroderma And The Digestive System

Scleroderma is characterized by the toughening of the affected area, most commonly in the skin or in the organs which could lead to limitation of the organ’s function. This is quite rare as it only affects 14 out of every 1 million people worldwide. Scleroderma affects women more than it affects men and could develop … Read more

Crest and Scleroderma

CREST syndrome or limited scleroderma is an autoimmune disease affecting the connective tissue. Connecting tissue is the link between cells that binds them together. It is found all over your body, in the skin and in all your organs. This illness is quite severe that it would usually affect a lot of organs including the … Read more

Scleroderma And The Kidneys

Scleroderma means hard skin when directly translated. It is a disease that would cause the surfaces of your skin and other organs to harden into scar tissue and would usually involve pain and a lot of problems that would involve the affected organs. Scleroderma is most common in women that are between the ages 30 … Read more