Scleroderma, like close to 100 other diseases, is classified as a rheumatic condition. Impacting the immune system, scleroderma comes from the Greek word sclera meaning hard and derma meaning skin. Not contagious and not infectious, also like other autoimmune rheumatic conditions, it is often misunderstood.
Is scleroderma serious?
Like all chronic diseases, it can become serious however, symptoms vary greatly from person to person.
How many people have scleroderma in the United States?
It is estimated that hundreds of thousands in the U.S. are suffering with symptoms of scleroderma. You are not alone.
Can you treat scleroderma?
Yes, a qualified rheumatologist can help control the symptoms of scleroderma in most people. Treatments vary.
Do more men or more women develop scleroderma?
It is often women who develop scleroderma although, anyone and at any age can get scleroderma. This is very similar to many other rheumatic conditions. Women are most often impacted thought like scleroderma, this disease can impact anyone.
Who can diagnose scleroderma?
Rheumatologist’s can best diagnose scleroderma.
What are some early signs of scleroderma?
Finger sensitively to cold and color changes in fingers may be early symptoms of the disease.
Rheumatologist New Hudson MI
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan, located in Brighton MI is just 12 minutes from New Hudson. Accepting new patients, we are here to help those looking for help with treatment of this or other rheumatic conditions or Vitamin D deficiencies. Offering a state of the art facility and easy access, the staff of the Arthritis Institute of Michigan understands that a diagnosis of a rheumatic condition can be difficult. We are here to help you maintain or improve your quality of life and encourage you to look towards a happy and healthy future. If you have been diagnosed with a rheumatic condition, call us at 810.225.7553 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment today.