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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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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
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
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
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
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Yes: Most doctors use these terms interchangeably.
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 25 years experience
COLD FINGERS/TOES: The small blood vessels in our fingers and toes normally clamp down a bit when we are exposed to cold to keep our body core warm. People with raynauds... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: You have significant cyanosis or blanching of your fingers and/or toes accentuated by cold exposure and a formal workup revealed no other causes for t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms.

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