What's Scleroderma?

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  • Different Types
  • What Causes it?
  • What are the Symptoms?
  • Blacks Have More Severe Symptoms
  • Scleroderma
  • Getting Diagnosed
  • Is There a Cure?
  • Living With Scleroderma
  • Queen Latifah’s Mom Has This Disease
  • What Is it?

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of scleroderma depend on the affected organs, but some include patches of hard and tight skin over one’s body; numbness, color change or pain in your fingers and toes in response to cold and stress; digestive issues such as acid reflux; and life-threatening issues with your heart, lungs and kidney functions (which are rare); and dental issues. 

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