Together, we are More than Scleroderma™

More than Scleroderma™ has been developed to support and guide you during your journey, by providing information and resources that you can trust, all in one place.

Man with scleroderma outdoors

Scleroderma explained

Scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis) is rare and affects people in different ways. Learn about the disease and its possible effects on the body.1,2

Take control of your symptoms

Scleroderma can cause uncertainty and make it feel like things are out of your hands. Yet there are so many ways you can adapt to and manage your symptoms. This is an area where you can be in control.

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Dealing with your diagnosis

Diagnosis of scleroderma can cause uncertainty. You cannot predict how it will affect you, however, there are ways that can help you cope with your diagnosis.

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Man with scleroderma with wife Alison

Your role as a caregiver

Scleroderma can affect your life as well as the person's you care for. But don't worry, there is loads you can do to help lessen its impact.

Mandy's story

Staying positive can be difficult, but Mandy uses craft and creativity to continue to stay optimistic.

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Thought of the day

Writing in a personal diary for just 20 minutes each day can help reduce stress. People often find that putting their thoughts in writing helps to alleviate anxious feelings.3

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You are not alone

Several groups support and represent people with scleroderma. Find contact details for your local organisation.

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Importance of early diagnosis

Three people living with scleroderma discuss their experiences of diagnosis in Episode 1 of the Patient Talk Series.

Learn about the condition

Find out what scleroderma is, the symptoms, the tests and what to expect if you are diagnosed with this condition.

Managing your condition

The symptoms of scleroderma can be difficult to deal with. Learn about the things you can do to manage how they affect you.

Monitoring is important

Symptoms of scleroderma may change over time. Learn how regular monitoring can help keep the disease in check.

"I've got an illness and I'm going to fight it. I won't beat it every day, but I'm going to beat it most days."
— Christina