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raynaud s phenomenon

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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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
There is help: Certain medications such as calcium channel blockers help. Also use layer gloves and socks in cold weather. You need to make the time to have an eval ... 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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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
20 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Most doctors use these terms interchangeably.
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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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Raynauds can be seen associated with rheumatoid arthritis or may be part of a syndrome of overlap or mixed connective tissue disease. It is important ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not directly: Raynauds can be present on occasion in patients with RA although I am sure you can say one causes the other. It is not fatal.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Raynaud's: Your Raynaud's phenomenon is secondary to the RA and if it's very troublesome it is usually treated with the calcium channel blocker, nifedipine. Seri ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cuff
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vasoapastic response: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vasoapastic response to cold weather and stress. The blood vessels of the extremity normally dilate and constri ... 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 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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