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One Lucky Autoimmune Mom: Strength, Courage & Laughter

“Sometimes I worry that my disease will taint their childhoods. Then I think of what my scleroderma can teach them.” Playing games on the floor, bicycle riding, swimming, boating, hiking, running, rock climbing, surfing, skiing, scuba diving, and horseback riding; all activities my kids have asked me to do with them. Oh, how I wish that I could do all

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How To Have A Great Pregnancy With Scleroderma

Could scleroderma lead to difficulty becoming pregnant? From limited studies, scleroderma may slightly decrease fertility, but these effects are small, if they exist at all.  The disease may also carry a slightly increased chance of miscarriage. What are the risks if I have scleroderma and become pregnant? In the past, many doctors recommended that women with scleroderma avoid pregnancy, as

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Scleroderma – Symptoms, Progression + Coincidence With Other Autoimmune Disease

What are the signs and symptoms of scleroderma? Scleroderma, sometimes called systemic sclerosis, is a chronic autoimmune disorder involving the skin and sometimes other organs.   It may be thought of as a related group of disorders with varying symptoms, all categorized by the accumulation of abnormal fibrous (scar) tissue.  Some individuals have what is called “localized scleroderma,” with symptoms limited

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