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Support for people with Raynaud’s
11 Dec 2013 09:27:05
Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association
The Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association is a national charity and self-help organisation that’s committed to supporting people who have these conditions as well as their carers. Their aims are to promote better communication between doctors and patients, to share information and to raise funds for research and welfare projects.
Raynaud's is a common condition in which blood is prevented from reaching the extremities of the body, mainly the fingers and toes, on exposure to the cold or any slight change in temperature. A small number of people who have Raynaud's also develop scleroderma, a disease which affects the connective tissue.
Scleroderma means hard skin but the hardness is not limited to the skin - the internal organs and their blood supply may become damaged. Scleroderma can be devastating not only for the person who has the condition but also for the families concerned.
The Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association offers a very personal service, always available to answer questions, offer advice, reassurance and support. Further advice can be obtained through the nurse advice lines available to members and part funded by the association.
To find out more visit https://www.sruk.co.uk.