Scleroderma Overview and Causes

Learn the basics of scleroderma, the different forms and the treatments physicians can use to help manage symptoms

Over 20% of people with scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) also have Sjögren syndrome, and it’s most common in people with limited skin thickening.

Daily range-of-motion stretches can prevent or slow down the loss of motion in your joints. You can do these exercises on your own at home or work to keep your joints from getting stiffer.

Systemic sclerosis is a form of scleroderma that affects the internal organs. This fact sheet can help you understand the way different systems in the body might be afected.