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does atorvastatin help with raynaud phenomenon

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Raynaud's phenomenon describes a set of color changes in response to cold or stress. These are usually preventable and treatable. Poor circulation d ... Read More
Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Color and location: Raynauds causes fingers to turn either white, blue and/or red usually in the cold. Poor circulation is different because it can affect palms and usual ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Phenom is name for : Both the disease and the syndrome. The disease is vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers. The raynauds disease is idiopathic where ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Cold and stress: We do not completely understand the cause of raynaud's, but exposure to cold and emotional stress cause spasm in the blood vessels of the hands and fe ... Read More
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Usually cold: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Cal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Many disorders can: Many disorders can cause raynaud's phenomenon. Examples include: scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's syndrome, atherosclerosis, subcla ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Raynaud's can occur at anytime of year but is less common in warmer weather. Smoking and excessive caffeine can worsen the symptoms. Also, minimize th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About 5% in the U.S.: An estimated 5% of people in the United States have symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon. People with raynaud's symptoms can have vasospasm in the blood ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
25 years experience Rheumatology
COLD FINGERS/TOES: The small blood vessels in our fingers and toes normally clamp down a bit when we are exposed to cold to keep our body core warm. People with raynauds ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You have significant cyanosis or blanching of your fingers and/or toes accentuated by cold exposure and a formal workup revealed no other causes for t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Auto-immune: The direct evidence for causal relationship between celiac disease and Raynaud is lacking or we don't know. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. S ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Protection of the skin from direct cold exposure is key. Also, smoking makes Raynauds much worse. Calcium channel blockers, especially nifedipine, are ... Read More

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