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Doctor insights on: Dermatosclerosis Raynauds Disease

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Can u have scleroderma without raynauds? I have HORRIBLE Gerd,for past 4 months with no relief with PPI's ,I have lupus I dont want another AI disease

Can u have scleroderma without raynauds? I have HORRIBLE Gerd,for past 4 months with no relief with PPI's ,I have lupus I dont want another AI disease

Sometimes: Raynaud's is the first symptom in 70% of people with scleroderma. 95% will have it at some time. One of 20 people with scleroderma will not have Raynaud's. The other 19 will suffer from it. Be sure you do not smoke. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

Raynaud's disease is a disease of the small blood vessels. Triggers such as cold temperatures causes vasospasm of the blood vessels and thus decrease blood flow. Fingers classically turn white, then blue, then red ...Read more


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My 66yr old mother has been diagnosed with scleroderma (she has raynaud's too). What should we be expecting as a family and how can I help her?

My 66yr old mother has been diagnosed with scleroderma (she has raynaud's too). What should we be expecting as a family and how can I help her?

Hard to say: Scleroderma can be relatively mild with little or no internal involvement or it can be severe. She needs to be under the care of a rheumatologist. You should direct that question to the doctor who cares for her. He/she knows your mother's status best. ...Read more

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I have Raynaud's phenomenon, and chronic constipation for 3-4 years (colonoscopy clean, high fibre diet). Should I be worried about scleroderma?

Some chance: A small number of people who have Raynaud's also develop scleroderma. Note the SMALL NUMBER. Just keep up with your health providers recommendations for the Raynaud's and be vigilant. ...Read more

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Hands always cold, grandma had raynauds and scleroderma. Im male almost 22, could I have them both too?

Hands always cold, grandma had raynauds and scleroderma. Im male almost 22, could I have them both too?

Yes: Raynaud's syndrome, a spasm of the small vessels of the hands, is most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors. Classically it is described as cold hands which first turn "ghost white" and then become purplish in color, most often trigged by the cold. There is a hereditary pattern to it in some forms, however, it's not necessarily an inherited disorder. ...Read more

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Mom just developed raynauds at age 52 what's chances of her getting scleroderma? no other symptoms,has negative ANA ,I am her daughter tho & have lupus

Very small: Many people who develop Raynaud`s disease never develop anything more. Scleroderma is very rarely genetically related. So may good fortune be yours. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis (also known as scleroderma), is a disease of the connective tissue, causing tightening and ...Read more


Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by tightening of the skin on ...Read more