Systemic Sclerosis

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  • Scleroderma differs from person to person but can be very serious.
  • There are medications, as well as steps individuals can take, to ease the symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon, skin problems and heartburn.
  • Effective treatments are available for those with severe disease, including acute kidney disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung inflammation and gastrointestinal problems.
  • It is important to recognize and treat organ involvement early on to prevent irreversible damage.
  • Patients should see physicians with specialized expertise in the care of this complex disease.

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