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If you get scleroderma, what are your symptoms?

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Dr. Arthur Bobrove
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Scleroderma symptoms

There are different types of sclerodema; one type may only be confined to the skin.
Another type, called limited scleroderma, is frequently associated with food sticking or heart burn. Systemic sclerosis, the most severe, may be aassociated with shortness of breath with exertion, severe headache from very high blood pressure, weight loss from poor absorption of food, among others.

In brief: Scleroderma symptoms

There are different types of sclerodema; one type may only be confined to the skin.
Another type, called limited scleroderma, is frequently associated with food sticking or heart burn. Systemic sclerosis, the most severe, may be aassociated with shortness of breath with exertion, severe headache from very high blood pressure, weight loss from poor absorption of food, among others.
Dr. Arthur Bobrove
Dr. Arthur Bobrove
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Dr. Amit Golding
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard Skin

In Scleroderma, autoimmune inflammation leads to fibrosis, thickening and tightening of the skin.
In some cases, only the hands are affected, making fingers appear claw-like. In other cases, the arms, legs, upper back and face can also be affected. Other symptoms include Raynaud's, acid reflux from esophageal dysmotility; shortness of breath from lung fibrosis and increased pressure on the heart.

In brief: Hard Skin

In Scleroderma, autoimmune inflammation leads to fibrosis, thickening and tightening of the skin.
In some cases, only the hands are affected, making fingers appear claw-like. In other cases, the arms, legs, upper back and face can also be affected. Other symptoms include Raynaud's, acid reflux from esophageal dysmotility; shortness of breath from lung fibrosis and increased pressure on the heart.
Dr. Amit Golding
Dr. Amit Golding
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Cold intolerance

There are a variety of symptoms that can occur with scleroderma.
Cold intolerance is classic - raynaud's - finger turing white in the cold; sores on the fingertips that heal with scars; thickening of the skin are some of the findings. Ther may be lung, heart or kidney symptoms also. Each person with scleroderma is different and each person must be individualized for the best therapy.

In brief: Cold intolerance

There are a variety of symptoms that can occur with scleroderma.
Cold intolerance is classic - raynaud's - finger turing white in the cold; sores on the fingertips that heal with scars; thickening of the skin are some of the findings. Ther may be lung, heart or kidney symptoms also. Each person with scleroderma is different and each person must be individualized for the best therapy.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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