• Treatments for Scleroderma

    Unfortunately, there are no treatments available to cure scleroderma. Similarly, no treatments have been proven to slow the progression of the disease or modify its course, although a number of medications are often prescribed in the hopes that they will achieve this goal.
    Goals of treatment include:
    • Treating existing symptoms, such as Raynaud’s phenomenon , arthritis , high blood pressure , difficulty swallowing, among others.
    • Protecting the skin from further damage
    • Supporting you and your family so that you can learn to live with the effects of scleroderma
    Treatment involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatments
    Surgery is done for complicated cases of scleroderma.


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