Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a group of uncommon conditions that harden and tighten the connective tissues and skin. Women are often to be at a higher risk than men. The condition mostly occurs in those from 30 to 50 years old. Currently, there is still no cure, but many treatment options are available to improve the quality of life and alleviate signs. Scleroderma can be broken down into different types. Below are 10 typical symptoms of this condition that you need to know.
Nearly all cases of scleroderma develop patches of hardened and thick skin on different parts of the body. Commonly affected areas include the legs, torso, face, arms, and hands. Those spots might look like straight lines or ovals. They can show up as a line down your leg or arm or even the forehead in a rare form called. Depending on the kind of scleroderma, the size, location, and number of skin patches can vary. These changes could affect your movement and make it harder to bend your toes or fingers. The face might look mask-like or waxy as well.