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Medicine for raynauds phenomenon

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

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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
Dr. Richard Sanders
Vascular Surgery 67 years experience
No: No drug cures raynaud's. The only cure is to find the underlying disease causing the symptoms and treating it. Otherwise, the only treatment is avoid... 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
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Raynods: It is disease and also a phenomenon. The disease it self has some autoimmune causes and the phenomenon could be due to many causes. You should see a ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Related & different: When a patient has raynaud's phenomenon (the symptom of vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many disorders can: Many disorders can cause raynaud's phenomenon. Examples include: scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's syndrome, atherosclerosis, subcla... Read More
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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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