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raynauds phenomenon in children

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience in Rheumatology
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
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 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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