Understanding and Managing Scleroderma This booklet is intended to help people with Scleroderma, their families, and others interested in scleroderma. It answers some of the questions most frequently asked about scleroderma. Download brochure
Understanding Scleroderma and the NDIS When you apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), it is important to explain how scleroderma impacts your daily life. This brochure provides information for people with scleroderma to help apply for NDIS so you can get access to the supports and services you may need. Download brochure
Lung Function Testing and Scleroderma People with scleroderma and the related scleroderma variant, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease are at risk of lung complications. Lung function testing is one screening tool used to help identify people at risk of developing lung conditions such as pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs) or pulmonary hypertension (higher than normal blood pressure in the lungs). Download brochure
Raynaud's Phenomenon Raynaud’s Phenomenon is the most common early symptom of Scleroderma. It is present at one time or another in about 90% of people with scleroderma. Download brochure
Eating well – Nutritional Needs in Scleroderma The purpose of this booklet is to assist people with nutritional concerns relating to scleroderma and to also ensure people continue to enjoy food, sometimes with dietary modifications. Download brochure
Scleroderma and Oral Health Because connective tissue occurs throughout the whole body, this condition affects many and various organs and can produce a wide range of symptoms, including oral and dental complications. This brochure discusses these problems and steps to minimise oral symptoms and damage. Download brochure
A helpful guide and resource on Scleroderma and intimacy If you or your partner has been diagnosed with scleroderma, you may be wondering how this may affect your sex life. This is a helpful guide and resource for people with scleroderma to discuss with their doctor or partner. Download brochure
An information guide to managing fatigue with scleroderma
Fatigue is a common challenge for people living with chronic conditions, including scleroderma. In fact, people with scleroderma in clinical studies have listed fatigue as one of the top 3 symptoms that bother them.
Dealing with bladder and bowel complications in Scleroderma
People with Scleroderma may experience complications with their bladder or bowel. This brochure provides information about why these issues may occur and advice on how you can get help. Download brochure
Travelling with Scleroderma
This brochure aims to make your plans and travel as stress-free as possible, and also as rewarding and exciting as it should be. Download Brochure
Hospital checklist – a guide to nursing patients with Scleroderma Often when a person with scleroderma is hospitalised for surgery or treatment of another condition, they find that the nursing staff may have limited knowledge of scleroderma. The following care plan was developed for a person with scleroderma to take to hospital and give to the nursing staff on admission. Download brochure
Hospital checklist form
Often when a person with scleroderma is hospitalised for surgery or treatment of another condition, they find that the nursing staff may have limited knowledge of scleroderma. The following care plan was developed for a person with scleroderma to take to hospital and give to the nursing staff on admission. Download brochure
Helpful tips when having blood taken
Tips to help you undergo blood tests with the minimum of distress and assist the collector to understand your needs.
SPIN - Links and Resources The Scleroderma Patient Intervention Network provides valuable resources and tools to assist people living with Scleroderma. Please see a link to some additional resources. Resources
Questions to help you communicate with your PH healthcare team The PAH patient charter outlines the holistic care every person living with PAH deserves. Taking a collaborative approach and working together with your Pulmonary Hypertension Medical Team and allied health is key to ensuring you receive care that is most appropriate for you. Download brochure
PAH Patient Charter
We hope that this PAH Patient Charter will help you and your healthcare professionals communicate effectively with each other, make decisions together and agree on a care plan that is appropriate for you.