Coping with Scleroderma

Chronic disease changes your whole life. This fact sheet offers suggestions to help cope with your new life with scleroderma.

Sometimes, people with scleroderma experience
an overwhelming urge to defecate. That’s
because your disease can reduce your rectal
capacity. It’s truly a “bathroom emergency,”
because these embarrassing episodes can happen
at any time, and sometimes, you have explosive
diarrhea too.

The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide information and suggestions that will help you continue to enjoy an active, fulfilling sexual life.