Fatigue, Raynaud’s Among Top Barriers to Exercise, Survey Finds

Fatigue, Raynaud’s Among Top Barriers to Exercise, Survey Finds

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Fatigue, Raynaud’s Among Top Barriers to Exercise, Survey Finds

Common barriers to physical activity in people with scleroderma range from fatigue and poor hand dexterity to symptoms like gastrointestinal discomfort and stiff joints, a large and international patient survey reports. Adjustments made to promote activity, like controlled and slow-movement exercises, regular stretching, and protective and warm clothing, however, were seen to be of help by those who used them. Healthcare providers should consider these “facilitators” in encouraging patients to be more active, its researchers said. Survey…

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