What is Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a type of skin disease which results in solidifying the skin of the human body over a particular area which results in hardening of skin along with other symptoms.

Age problems are something which is very closely related to growing age of a person and its attainment. One of such cases is the scleroderma where the skin over a particular region turns hard and becomes non responsive to minor actions such as feelings. However, there also may be some other form of reactions in case of scleroderma such as affecting the various vital organs in the body such as the heart, kidneys, etc, along with blood vessels.

Scleroderma is mainly witnessed in people belonging to the category of 30 years to 50 years and mainly consists of the female sex. However, the cause of the same is still in form of a mystery as there are no proper evidences which may conclude the presence of certain factors which contributes to the cause of Scleroderma. But still researches do conclude that excess presence of protein in the body is perhaps one of the key reasons which results in hardening of skin.

There are generally two distinctive categories of Scleroderma in form of the localized category and the generalized category. The former category, that is, the localized category mainly relates to hardening and darkening of the affected area and moreover the affect of the scleroderma can be seen only over a specific area, whereas on the other hand, the generalized form of scleroderma can be observed on various areas all over the body. The same can also result in affecting the lungs and the kidney of the human body.

There are various kinds of symptoms that are observed in a person when the person is likely to be affected by scleroderma.  Some of the most prominent symptoms are in form of:

  •  Skin thickening and hardening
  •  Abolition of hairs from the affected area
  •  Change in texture of the skin affected
  •  Lesser skin crease
  •  Glossy presence
  •  Swelling
  •  Difficulty in tightening hands

There are a number of ways to treat scleroderma which includes implementation of steroids, anti- inflammatory drugs, etc, in order to increase the blood flow. Added to it, the patient also needs to follow other measures such as physical exercises including provisions for stress management. The Scleroderma is a very vital disease which may also prove to be very harmful for the body as a result of which medical assistance and help of a professional shall be taken as soon as possible, so as to minimize the chances of any hazards.