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Should I talk to my doctor about my scleroderma symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Because scleroderma can cause serious health problems and is potentially life-threatening, it's important to talk to your doctor if you start having symptoms of scleroderma. Your doctor may refer you to a rheumatologist (a joint specialist), or to other specialists who can diagnose and treat you for any gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, or kidney symptoms. Although there is no known cure for the disorder, these doctors can prescribe medications and recommend other treatments that may help control pain and reduce organ and tissue damage.

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