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What diseases cause raynaud's phenomenon?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many disorders can: Many disorders can cause raynaud's phenomenon. Examples include: scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's syndrome, atherosclerosis, subclavian aneurysm, beta-blocker drugs, ergotamine-type drugs, hypothyroidism, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, magnesium deficiency, etc...
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Muchof what you mentioned is not Raynauds.
Mar 25, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
None: Some diseases have raynauds associated but not caused by.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 autoantibodies may be helpful in determining whether there is a predisposition to developing one of these underlying diseases.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What can cause raynaud's phenomenon?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
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 feet. This causes a reduction in blood flow. The lack of oxygen in the area cause the color to change to white, with continued lack of oxygen they turn blue and then red as the spasm resolves and blood flow returns.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Why would celiacs disease cause Raynaud's phenomenon?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
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. Secondary Raynauds is also an autoimmune condition. A person with Raynaud’s is thus more likely to have celiac disease than that in the general population by a poorly defined immune mechanism.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What causes raynaud's disease?

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Dr. J mark Rheudasil
Vascular Surgery 38 years experience
Not known: Typically a prolonged small blood vessel spasm in response to stress or cold exposure. May improve with medication, but, generally is treated conservatively with rare problems arising.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Why does smoking usually cause raynaud's phenomenon?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i could have raynaud's disease/phenomenon?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: If your hands turn blue or blanch with cold exposure, the answer is yes.

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