Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is an autoimmune connective tissue disease. It is distinguished by fibrosis in the internal organs and skin, which causes the affected tissues to thicken and harden. Scleroderma comes in two primary subtypes: diffuse and restricted. Skin and other organs are affected by diffuse sclerosis, which can progress quickly and be lethal. The progression of limited scleroderma is slower. It frequently presents as different symptoms that together form the CREST syndrome (calcinosis cutis, sclerodactyly, esophageal involvement, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and telangi – ectasia).
The disease may also be confined to the skin, without involvement of other organs, in which case it is called morphea or linear scleroderma. Medications used to treat scleroderma include peni- cillamine and other immunosuppressive agents, col- chicine, and glucocorticoids. Continue reading to learn about the natural remedies for scleroderma.