A number of lifestyle changes can help address specific symptoms of
Get advice from your doctor about starting an appropriate exercise program to help you continue your daily activities. Learn facial exercises to decrease stiffness of the face and mask-like appearance.
Include exercises that help you maintain the range of motion in your joints, improve circulation, and boost your energy levels. Ask your doctor if a consultation with a physical or occupational therapist may help in creating the right program for you.
Some people with scleroderma find themselves becoming
anxious. Consider finding a
where you can meet other people who have learned to cope with the challenges of scleroderma. Sharing your own struggles and triumphs, and learning from the struggles and triumphs of others can be very helpful.