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Living with a Chronic Illness

Author: Janey Willis. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer.

Living with a chronic illness usually requires several lifestyle changes that reduce stress, limit exposure to unhealthy situations, help you get some type of exercise, encourage eating healthy, and promote lots of laughter. We hope that this section helps you discover ways to living with your illness and maintain a high quality of life. ISN.

How busy hands can alter our brain chemistry. Some researchers think that may be key to making our brains very happy is occupying our hands as repetitive movement is increasing certain neurochemicals. CBS News, 03/18/2018.

Factors influencing the occupational trajectory of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc): a qualitative study. The decisions patients with SSc take concerning work depend on an interplay between many factors and, especially, on the patients' personal interpretation of these factors. PubMed, Clin Exp Rheumatol, 03/20/2015.

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