Awareness Months · Invisible Illness

Scleroderma Awareness Month 2016.

#SclerodermaAwarenessMonth
June 2016.

๐ŸŒธ What is it? ๐ŸŒธ
Scleroderma is a rare condition that results in hard, thick areas of skin and sometimes can cause problems with internal organs and or blood vessels. It is caused by the immune system attacking connective tissues. There are also several types of Scleroderma that can vary in severity. There’s no cure for scleroderma, but most people with the condition can lead a full, productive life. The symptoms of scleroderma can usually be controlled by a range of different treatments.

๐Ÿ’• Who can get it? ๐Ÿ’•
Anyone can get Scleroderma, but severity usually increases with age, although there is one specific type for children, which can affect childhood greatly. It is also more likely in women than men.

๐ŸŒฟ Statistics ๐ŸŒฟ
It’s estimated atleast 300,000 people in America have it. 2.5 million people worldwide have scleroderma, and in the UK there are 12,000 people diagnosed.

๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป Celebs with Scleroderma ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป
– Robin Williams

๐Ÿš Useful Links and Info ๐Ÿš
Donate (ยฃ): https://www.sruk.co.uk/get-involved/fundraising/donate/
Donate ($): http://www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=donate_home

UK Helpline: 0800 311 2756

https://www.sruk.co.uk/scleroderma/

https://www.sruk.co.uk/media/filer_public/aa/a8/aaa84e41-b178-4273-aba4-1af45c672bac/hospital_checklist_factsheet_v3_rgb.pdf

https://www.sruk.co.uk/scleroderma/managing-scleroderma/specialists-index/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1330157/Grandmother-smooth-face-rare-skin-disorder-scleroderma.html

http://thetubefedwife.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/scleroderma-awareness-month-hard-word.html?m=1

http://www.sclerodharma.com/p/early-onset-symptoms.html?m=1

http://www.hopkinsscleroderma.org/patients/

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