What Is Scleroderma ?

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Dev Gupta asked 1 year ago
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OARC Staff answered 1 year ago

Scleroderma is a long-lasting disease that affects your skin, connective tissue, and internal organs. It happens when your immune system causes your body to make too much of the protein collagen, an important part of your skin.
As a result, your skin gets thick and tight, and scars can form on your lungs and kidneys. Your blood vessels may thicken and stop working the way they should. This leads to tissue damage and high blood pressure. Scleroderma isn’t contagious or infectious, meaning you can’t get it from other people. There’s no cure, but treatment can ease your symptoms so you feel better.