What is Scleroderma?
Scleroderma is a long-term progressive disease that refers to a range of disorders leading to hardening and tightening of skin and connective tissues. It is mostly observed in women around the age 30 to 50 years.
Joint stiffness, tightening of skin, rashes and red spots on face and hands, narrowing of the blood vessels supplying hands and feet, known as Raynaud’s phenomenon are the most frequently observed symptoms in Scleroderma.
Immunosuppressive drugs, steroids and proton pump inhibitor are the important medications that are used to Scleroderma. Applying moisturiser, physical therapies and ultraviolet light therapy and blood pressure medications are some of the self-care therapies that helps patients of Scleroderma.