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does tanning help with raynauds

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Tanning the skin is not known to alter raynaud's disease. Symptoms can be triggered by emotional stress and cold temperatures. During tanning, the tem ... Read More
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
NO: Getting warm will help but tanning your skin will not.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid cold; try meds: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffein ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Hands & feet warm: Keep your hands and feet warm. When exposed to cold weather, wear warm gloves and stockings. Use chemical warmers for hands and feet. Medication, ( ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Chemical transmitter: Emotional stress, such as anger or anxiety, causes the release of chemical transmitters (called hormones if they travel through the blood, called neur ... Read More
Dr. Hector Dourron
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Trigger for Raynauds: Stress is the trigger for raynauds. It is also termed a vaso spastic disease.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
3%-5% have symptoms: Raynaud's disease (no cause found) and raynaud's syndrome (caused by another medical condition) are not that rare. An estimated 3% to 5% of the popula ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
French physician: The scleroderma foundation website states that in 1862, auguste-maurice raynaud, a french physician, wrote a thesis describing the color changes of ha ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Hands, feet & ?more: That is really an interesting question. Obviously the distal extremities (fingers and toes) are involved. But there is evidence that raynauds may effe ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It's not in the news: Raynaud's disease (with no cause found) and raynaud's syndrome (caused by another medical condition) are not that rare. An estimated 3% to 5% of the p ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Secondary has cause: When a patient has raynaud's phenomenon (vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the common causes s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Doubtful: Typically i would say there is no cure for raynauds. The one instance would be if smoking causes the symptoms of raynauds (which it can), and if you q ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sympathectomy: Thoracic sympathectomy is the procedure to cut the "sympathetic nerve" fibers coming out of the spine at the level of t2-t3 (second and third thoracic ... Read More
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