Sclerodermais rare and it is estimated by several sources that 200,000 to 300,000 Americans suffer from this debilitating disease. Although it’s more common in women between the ages of 25 and 55, the disease also occurs in men and children. The cause of Scleroderma is unknown, there is no known cure and it affects people of all races and ethnic groups.
Symptoms may include:
Hardening/thickening of the skin, blood vessels and organ tissues
Swelling or pain in fingers or toes
Joint pain and stiffness
Raynaud’s Phenomenon (Cold sensitivity of fingers and/or toes) with red, white, and blue discoloration)