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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience 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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Dr. John Eidt
Dr. John Eidt answered
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience 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
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Good medication: Recognizing that the disease is due to spasm of the muscle layer lining the arteries in response to temperature extremes, then using medications that ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience 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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Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not one clearly best: There are many different medications that can be utilized, and the choice of which one may be "best" depends on the patient and other existing medica ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Greer
38 years experience 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 66-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience 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 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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience 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 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience 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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