Managing Life with Scleroderma

Posted on June 17, 2014 by admin

living with sclerodermaScleroderma is a disease that affects the organs in your body as well as your skin. It’s a fairly rare disease and it unfortunately strikes women more than men. Also known as systemic sclerosis, over 75% of the patients that have it are women. Patients were affected by this disease have an immune system that reacts abnormally causes tightening in the skin and inflammation throughout the body which can cause scarring and marks across the skin. Advanced stages of the disease can also begin to cause problems with the lungs, kidneys, intestinal system and the heart. There is no current cure for this disease but there are a number of promising treatments that you can pursue to manage the symptoms.

Here are some of the top ways that you can manage life with scleroderma:

Antacid medication: if you regularly experience problems with intestinal issues or indigestion you can take antacid medication to combat these symptoms. Although they may not fully subside difficulty with your stomach they can definitely help with symptoms of heartburn.

Regular anti-inflammatory drugs: taking aspirin and pain medication regularly is one of the best ways that you can do with the information. In some cases intravenous medication can be administered in the event of extreme swelling and pain. Physical therapy can also help you maintain your flexibility and the use of all of your joints and limbs. Physical therapy is extremely useful for maintaining flexibility and strength in the skin as well.

Treatment for damaged lungs: there are a number of medications that have recently come out to treat damage in the lungs and to provide assistance to individuals who experience discomfort from damaging their lungs. These medications can be used to make breathing more comfortable and to help repair lung damage.

These are just a few of the top medications and solutions that can help you to manage the symptoms and lead a more comfortable life with scleroderma.

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