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Scleroderma and Pregnancy
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A variety of autoimmune diseases can pose a potential complication to fertility, pregnancy, and early menopause. (Also see Pregnancy and Scleroderma, Autoimmunity and Pregnancy, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, and Systemic Sclerosis)
Early menopause tied to heart risk and early death. Women who enter menopause before age 45 are more likely to have cardiovascular problems and to die younger than women who enter menopause later in life, according to a new analysis. Reuters Health, 09/16/2016.
Causes and Risk Factors of Early Menopause: Autoimmune Disorder. This is a common cause of premature ovarian failure. In fact, some recent studies have shown that up to two-thirds of the women with premature ovarian failure have it due to an autoimmune disorder. EarlyMenopause.com.
Autoimmunity & Infertility. Because abnormal immune function can affect fertility as well as miscarriage risk, affected women need two layers of treatment: a first layer to conceive, and a second to prevent pregnancy loss after conception. Center for Human Reproduction.
Some Cases of Postpartum Psychosis May Be Autoimmune Encephalitis. Postpartum psychosis occurs most frequently in first-time mothers, typically within the first two weeks after delivery. Symptoms are typically severe and represent an affective episode: mania, depression, or a mixed state. MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
Personal Stories about Pregnancy and Scleroderma. These are our personal patient and caregiver stories about pregnancy and systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). ISN.
Reading Voices of Scleroderma Books: Diana Kramer.
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