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The Prevention and Treatment of Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a disease of unknown cause that affects the connective tissues of the skin and various organs. Common symptoms include thickening and tightening of the skin, Raynaud's phenomenon (a condition characterized by an exaggerated reaction in the fingertips to cold exposure), joint pain (especially in the fingers and knees), heartburn, calcium deposits under the skin, and telangiectasias (mats of enlarged small blood vessels). Scleroderma can lead to serious complications, such as fibrosis of the lungs, heart, and kidneys; for this reason, medical supervision is essential. There is no cure as yet for scleroderma, although drugs may be used to alleviate the various individual symptoms of the disease. Treatment may include consideration of the following:

Recommended Supplements

High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral

All-In-One Multi-Vitamin & Mineral contains boosted levels of antioxidants that may help to slow the progression of this disorder, as free radicals ha More

Additional Recommended Supplements

Additional Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola contains active constituents that have been helpful in a variety of skin disorders and some have used it in regards to scleroderma.

Dose

60 mg, 2 times per day (std to 100 % total triterpenoid content)

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