scleroderma

Question

Is it advisable for someone with scleroderma to use only alternative methods such as vitimans, herbs, and natural health products for treatment and refuse any and all approved drugs for treatment.

Answer

This depends on the severity of the scleroderma and the types of clinical problems that they are experiencing. I urge my patients that even if they opt for alternative therapy, they should be followed by a rheumatologist.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University