Scleroderma - Treatments

When you are diagnosed with scleroderma, your consultant or specialist should explain all the treatment options available. The medication that they recommend will depend upon the type of scleroderma that you have. Raynaud's is usually a common symptom for most people.

In some cases, the skin problems associated with scleroderma may fade away on their own within three-to-five years, although scleroderma affecting the internal organs usually worsens with time. If you are diagnosed with scleroderma, it is important to know how to look after yourself and the various therapies and medical treatments that are available, as these can reduce the impact of the disease and slow its progression.


Physical or occupational therapists can help you to:

  • Manage pain
  • Improve your strength and mobility
  • Maintain independence with daily tasks



Used as a last resort, surgical options for scleroderma complications may be possible.

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