A 31-year-old member asked:
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why would capilaries die in my fingertip?

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Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Smoking: There is a disease called buerger disease that effects the small arteries and veins in the fingertips causing them of close. Smoking increases the incidence. We see it in men more often but smokers the most. Usually there is burning or numbness in the fingers or toes. If you smoke stop now.
Answered on Jul 7, 2012

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