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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Vasodilators: 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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A 49-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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 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 42-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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 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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