Understanding scleroderma

Find out what scleroderma is and what diagnosis could mean to you. The more you know and understand, the more of an active part you can play in your monitoring and treatment. 

3 min read

Woman with scleroderma with daughter
Woman with scleroderma with sister

Learn more about scleroderma

Scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis) is part of a family of rare autoimmune diseases.1,2 Learn more about scleroderma, how it can affect your body and what the early warning signs are.

The facts:

3 times
more women than men are affected by scleroderma.3
2.5 m
people worldwide have scleroderma.4
9 /10
people with scleroderma develop skin symptoms.5
"Scleroderma challenged me to take the time to enjoy more of every moment."
— Monica

Identifying the symptoms

There are many possible symptoms of scleroderma, so make sure you know what to look out for.

Diagnosing scleroderma

To diagnose scleroderma, your doctor will peform a number of different tests.

Coping with diagnosis

Recieving a diagnosis of scleroderma is often difficult but there are many things you can do.

Mandy and her mum

Each journey is different

Sometimes it can help to hear how others have managed with scleroderma. Their experiences and triumphs can help you find your own way forward.

Man with scleroderma laughing