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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 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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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Dr. John Eidt
Dr. John Eidt answered
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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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 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
25 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: You can die from some of the diseases associated with raynauds, but it would unusual from raynauds unless you developed digital ulcers that became inf ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms.

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