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Scleroderma complications
Scleroderma

Complications could include:

  • Heart failure is characterized by the heart's inability to pump an adequate supply of blood. Learn about heart failure symptoms, causes, types, and treatment.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, is the inability to get or keep an erection. It can happen to men at any age and is never considered a normal finding. The risk for impotence can increase with age, but age does not cause impotence. R...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An estimated 15 to 30 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction and frequent ED can be a sign of a bigger medical problem that needs attention.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pericarditis is a condition in which the sac surrounding your heart, called the pericardium, becomes swollen and inflamed. You can develop this condition after having a heart attack.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The symptoms of pericarditis are generally sharp and made worse by deep breathing. Sharp chest pain occurs when the inflammed pericardium rubs against the chest wall.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Malabsorption syndrome occurs when the intestine's ability to absorb important nutrients is compromised. Certain conditions, such as Celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, and dairy allergies may lead to malabsorption.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abnormal heart rhythm is when your heart beats too fast, slow, or irregularly. This is also called an arrhythmia. Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, and chambers that control how and when the blood is pumped.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An arrhythmia occurs when electrical impulses, which direct and regulate heartbeats, don't function properly. Heart arrhythmias are common and usually harmless.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Read more about doctors who treat arrhythmias.
    Source:HLCMS
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