Scleroderma Complications and Treatments
Research and continuing advances in treatment give people with scleroderma hope for a healthier future. Being better informed can help you be a more effective advocate in the management of your disease and remain as healthy as possible.
Raynaud’s phenomenon is a common medical condition and women are much more likely to develop Raynaud’s phenomenon than men.
For people with scleroderma, skin ulcers most often appear at the tips of fingers (digital ulcers), may extend under the nails, or to the joints at pressure points.
Calcinosis is the abnormal collection of calcium salts which form under the skin and in muscles or tendons.
Telangiectasias are abnormal blood vessels that usually appear as red dots on the skin or may look like varicose veins, with a spider-web form.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Scleroderma can cause scar tissue in the lungs and thickening in the walls of blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart to the lungs..
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is another complication of systemic sclerosis which may affect breathing. Learn More
LIVING WITH SCLERODERMA
Join the SRF Patient Forum on June 6, 2023
“Collaborating For a Cure,” an online patient forum for people living with scleroderma and those who care about them, returns this year.
I’ve Been Diagnosed, What Do I Do?
There is a lot to understand about this complicated disease. Here is a place to get started.
Patients who are diagnosed with scleroderma are encouraged to receive care at a specialized Treatment Center.
Scleroderma Research Foundation collaborates and co-hosts free online webinars providing scleroderma health, wellbeing, and COVID-19 information.