Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK – Awareness Month – June

04 Jun 2018

S & R awareness month

Scleroderma is a rare, chronic disease of the immune system, blood vessels and connective tissue. 2.5 million people worldwide have scleroderma, and in the UK there are 12,000 people diagnosed. It is an autoimmune condition, meaning the immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy tissue in the body. It is a severe condition and can be fatal. This year Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) are increasing awareness of Scleroderma and the need for earlier diagnosis of the condition. There are 3 indicators of scleroderma:
1. Raynaud’s phenomenon
2. Sore swollen fingers or aching joints
3. Reflux or heartburn.
Put June in your diary and get involved in Scleroderma Awareness Month.