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what is a raynauds disease

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Over time, raynaud's symptoms in the fingers and toes will result in atrophy (shrinkage) of the skin, muscles, and whatever else is in the fingers and ... Read More
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Usually an annoyance: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasoasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Calci ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
None.: Raynaud's is a clinical syndrome with very specific features. Secondarily, a doctor may include tests looking for the cause, but it remains a clinica ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 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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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
None: Some diseases have raynauds associated but not caused by.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Seen in CT disorders: Raynauds may occur just by itself or in association with several connective tissue diseases including scleroderma, lupus and ra. Lab testing for autoa ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: The raynaud's and scleroderma association in the U.K. States that raynaud's disease is more common in teens and young adults, especially teen girls an ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Color Changes: Raynauds was described in the 1800s. It is classically three color changes to the hands and/or feet particularly on exsposure to cold. Hands may turn ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Most likely: Look on the web raynauds is not a circulation problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
3 to 20%: So bone fide raynaud's phenomena ranges anywhere between 3-20% for women and 3-15% in men. The ranges are somewhat wide: interestingly, some estimates ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Gloves and ...: Gloves and heavy socks are excellent ideas but also keep your torso warm by dressing in layers. There are drugs and medical procedures that can be use ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cuff
23 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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