Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder that affects your skin, muscles, blood vessels, and internal organs. Try these easy home remedies that are very effective in treating your scleroderma symptoms.
‘Scleroderma’ is a term that is derived from the Greek words ‘skleros’ meaning hard, and ‘derma’ meaning skin. Scleroderma is an autoimmune connective tissue disease and is also known as systemic sclerosis. When you are suffering from this disease, the skin and the connective tissues, which provide support and framework for your body, start hardening and tightening. For some people, this disease only affects the skin. However, there are many others, for whom scleroderma harms internal organs, the digestive tract, and the blood vessels. Affecting more women than men, it most commonly occurs when you are between the ages of 30 and 50. Scleroderma has no known cure, but there are numerous treatments that provide relief from the symptoms thereby improving the quality of your life.
Even though scleroderma is not infectious or cancerous, it can be quite serious. The symptoms of this autoimmune disease differ from person to person, and the effects range from mild to life-threatening depending upon which body part is affected. When a mild case of scleroderma is ignored and not treated properly, it may become more serious. The common symptoms vary and are dependent upon what part of your body is affected.
It can be quite difficult to diagnose scleroderma because it can affect many different parts of the body and it also takes so many forms. There is no drug yet that can stop the causal process of scleroderma, which is the overproduction of collagen. But there are therapies and medications that can control your scleroderma symptoms and help prevent further complications. You can also manage and treat the symptoms by making some lifestyle changes and using some easy but effective home remedies. Here is a list of some of the most effective home remedies.
Turmeric is found to be very effective in treating your scleroderma symptoms, that too within a short period of time. Make a turmeric paste by adding two teaspoons of turmeric to a bowl of water. Use a cotton ball to apply this paste to the affected patches of skin and leave it on for 20 to 25 minutes daily. If you do not want any yellow stains on your body, use the turmeric powder directly on your skin. You can also choose to ingest it; just mix some turmeric in a glass of milk and have it two times a day. One of the other benefits of turmeric is that it helps eliminate the free radicals from your body.
If you are suffering from scleroderma, your doctor may ask you to avoid consuming onions. However, you can still use it topically to treat the symptoms of this disease. You can use onions to soften the toughened and hardened patches of skin. Cut the onion into half and massage it vigorously on the affected patches of skin for about 30 minutes every day. You can also squash some onions, drain their juice, and use a cloth or a cotton ball to apply it on the skin.
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