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Medicine for raynaud phenomenon

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Vasodilators: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffein... Read More
Dr. John Eidt
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Calcium channel: Most patients do not need pharmacological treatment of raynauds. Simple measures to avoid cold exposure, and limit substances known to exacerbate vas... Read More
Dr. Ted King
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Raynaud's help: As mentioned, the mainstay of treatment is to avoid doing things that make your vasoconstriction worse. So, avoid caffeine, nicotine, cold and stress.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Herbal medicines do not help directly but switching from caffeinated drinks to herbal teas might help. Also, if herbs help you reduce stress, that wou... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No cure but may help: There is not a cure, but some research shows that gingko biloba decreases the number of raynaud's vasospasm attacks. Gingko has vasodilator effects. L... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Opens blood vessels: We use blood pressure medications in raynauds quite often because raynauds is caused by closing of small blood vessels and capillaries particulary in ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 25 years experience
Yes: Raynauds is a hypersensitivity to the cold of the small vessels of the extremities (hands and feet). Most people with raynauds have no other disease a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
History and physical: A history and physical is the most important test. You will need an examination to clarify the diagnosis and find out why raynaud's is present. We can... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very unlikely: Raynaud's phenomenon decreases blood flow to the fingers, toes, nose, ears, or nipples, but the rest of the body should be ok. It would be very unusua... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms.

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