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Supporting the Scleroderma Research Foundation

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder—a rheumatic disease that causes inflammation in the skin and other areas of the body.

At North Florida Rehab and Chiropractic, we support and are grateful for the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF). This is dear to Dr. Laura's heart as her mom lost her battle with this disease. 

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder—a rheumatic disease that causes inflammation in the skin and other areas of the body. The name scleroderma literally means “hard skin” because the inflammation triggers the body’s own immune system to make too much collagen, leading to the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues (ie: fibrosis). In the most serious cases, there can be complications resulting in damage to the heart, lungs, and digestive system.

As it has many facets, diagnosis and treatment are difficult, leaving those affected and their families lost for answers. Supporting SRF leads to much needed increases in awareness and knowledge among those living with scleroderma, the medical community, and the general public. Their annual Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine event has helped to make great strides but there is so much more work to be done and we are thankful they continue the fight.  https://srfcure.org/

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