Autoimmune Disorders that Affect the Hair and Skin - - autoimmune disorder/disease

Autoimmune Disorders and Their Affects on the Body

In my first autoimmune series, I am going to be looking at the different areas of the body the autoimmune disorders affect. Autoimmune disorders are broadly grouped into two categories – • “organ-specific” means one organ is affected, • “non-organ-specific” disorders, multiple organs or body systems may be affected.

June is Scleroderma Awareness Month Part 2 - - autoimmune disorders/diseases

Living with Scleroderma

What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word “scleroderma” comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.