Treatment for Scleroderma

The complications resulting from scleroderma can be treated depending on the severity. Doctors can prescribe different remedies to control the symptoms.

Some of the medicines used to treat scleroderma are corticosteroids, immune suppressing drugs, and non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication. Other treatments are included based on what other complications may have arisen from the scleroderma. Some of these are treatments for heartburn, blood pressure, breathing and other such complications from scleroderma.

Some of the more serious complications may need emergency medical care. Heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary hypertension, cancer and malabsorption are some of the more serious complications.

Thalomide is currently being used in trial treatments. Treatments and tests are also being experimented on whether they can detect complications of scleroderma early on. Different naturally occurring hormones are also being used in trial treatments for scleroderma. Their efficacy is still to be proven but these are part of the numerous efforts being made by research institutions to understand and cure scleroderma. 
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