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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Vasodilators: Treatment for raynaud's is twofold: 1.Protect hand an feet with warm clothing when exposed to cold weather. 2. Use vasodilators. However, the medica ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Raynaud's: The best treatment of raynauds is avoidance for the precipitating factors and keeping the hands/feet warm. I fthis is insuficent then the calcium cha ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Greer
37 years experience in Rheumatology
Vasodilating drugs : Drugs that dilate blood vessels help the most. This conclude s calcium channel blockers, nitroglycerin and even Viagra-like drugs help. Gabapentin ma ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Doesn't seem: Likely, but the good news is calcium channel blockers can help with raynaud's. Talk to your doc about trading the beta blocker.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually symmetric: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of blood vessels supplying the fingers and toes, and sometimes other parts of the body. Symptoms are usually symmetr ... Read More
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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