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Scleroderma Treatment Abroad

Details of leading clinics and hospitals performing Scleroderma Treatment to foreign patients.

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

The medical-surgical dermatology and STD department at Vithas Xanit International Hospital runs diagnosis and medical-surgical treatment on all cutaneous-mucous pathologies and sexually transmitted diseases as well as normal skin maintenance using the latest dermo-cosmetic treatment.

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Scleroderma is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Scleroderma is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

4 listed dermatologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özdemir

Dermatology Specialist

Dr. Mavişe Yüksel

Dermatology Specialist

Kardiolita Hospital

At Kardiolita Private Hospital, we perform all types of cardiac surgery of various difficulty levels. Our most experienced cardiac surgeons have 40+ years of experience and a record of 5000+ surgeries performed.

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Scleroderma is treated at Kardiolita Hospital

Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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Scleroderma is treated at Hospital Médica Sur

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

This international hospital incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.

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Scleroderma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Scleroderma is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid has 54,000 square meters in a unique building, which unites its practical nature with the comfort of patients and relatives. Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid offers 39 medical-surgical specialties

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Scleroderma is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Hospital Quirónsalud Málaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Scleroderma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.
IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Scleroderma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Dermatology service of Hospital Ruber Internacional, is a leading provider of specialist healthcare and advice on skin conditions for both adults and children in Madrid Spain.

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Scleroderma is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

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About Scleroderma Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is Scleroderma?

This is an uncommon chronic condition characterized by the hard thick skin. In severe cases, it affects the internal organs and blood vessels of the body.


Causes of scleroderma

Scleroderma results from the immune system attacking the tissue under the skin and around blood vessels and internal organs. This causes thickening and scarring of the tissue in the affected areas.


Types of scleroderma
  • Localized scleroderma: This is the mild form of the condition and it just affects the skin. Localized scleroderma can be further classified depending on exactly how it affects the skin.
  • Morphoea: This is characterized by oval patches on the skin that are discolored, and are usually itchy. The patches may be hairless and shiny and may improve after a few years.
  • Linear: This is characterized by thickened skin which occurs in lines along the legs, arms, face or scalp. In some cases, it affects the underlying muscle and bone. It may cause permanent problems like shortened limbs.

Systemic sclerosis
    This form of the condition is more serious and can affect the skin and internal organs. It is further classified into:
  • Limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis: This mainly affects the face, hands and arms. It is characterized by the deposition of calcium nodules on the skin (calcinosis), exaggerated vasoconstriction in the hands( Raynaud's phenomenon), difficulty swallowing( esophageal dysfunction),thickening of the skin in fingers(sclerodactyly), dilated capillaries on hands, face and mucous membranes(telangiectasias).
  • Diffuse systemic sclerosis: This form progresses rapidly and affects the skin and internal organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys and esophagus.

Signs and symptoms
  • Cardiovascular: Irregular heartbeat, Raynaud’s phenomenon, congestive heart failure, palpitations, and telangiectasis.
  • Pulmonary: Chest pain, shortness of breath, dry persistent cough.
  • Digestive: Bloating, indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease, loss of appetite and sicca syndrome.
  • Genitourinary: Kidney failure, scleroderma renal crises, dyspareunia and erectile dysfunction.
  • Musculoskeletal: Carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle weakness, muscle aches and loss of joint range of motion.
  • Others: Hand paraesthesias, headache, fatigue, stroke, calcinosis, weight loss and facial pain.

Treatment
  • Scleroderma has no cure and treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms, preventing worsening of the condition and treating complications.

Common treatments include:
  • Medicine to improve circulation of blood
  • Medicines the reduce the immune system’s activity to slow the conditions progression
  • Medication such as steroids to relieve joint and muscle aches
  • Use of moisturizers on affected skin to relieve itchiness
  • Medications to relieve other symptoms such as heartburn, pain, and hypertension
  • In severe cases surgery may be required to remove hard lumps under the skin or to loosen tight muscles.

Managing scleroderma
  • There are various changes in lifestyle and therapies that can reduce the scleroderma’s impact on your life.
  • Physiotherapy and regular exercise can be done to keep the muscles supple and to loosen tight skin.
  • You can make changes in your home and get equipment to make life easier.
  • You can keep your hands and feet warm by wearing thick gloves if affected by Raynaud’s phenomenon.
  • Eating healthy and balanced foods.
  • Smoking should be stopped to control blood pressure and improve circulation.

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