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raynaud phenomenon in children

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Auto-immune: The direct evidence for causal relationship between celiac disease and Raynaud is lacking or we don't know. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. S ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: Raynaud's is due to constriction of blood vessels in response to cold or stress. Although, red, blue and white colors of the fingers or toes can be du ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Not high: Raynauds phen can be related to thyroid disease and other connective tissue disorders, many do not have an underlying cause.
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