Medications to treat scleroderma include:
Immunosuppressive drugs (to reduce the immune response)
Calcium channel blockers (to relax blood vessels)
Steroids (to reduce inflammation)
Physical therapy can also help improve your muscle strength and joint function.
Stem cell treatment for diffuse scleroderma
At UW Health, we now offer stem cell transplantation for diffuse scleroderma. This promising new treatment replaces the cells attacking your body with new cells.
Stem cell transplantation for diffuse scleroderma may be an option if you:
Are less than five years from your initial diagnosis
Have active interstitial lung disease
Your UW Health doctor will determine if you are eligible for stem cell transplantation.