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can stress cause a person to develop or become more vulnerable to developing raynaud's disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Emotional stress can trigger the symptoms in raynaud's disease. Smoking (nicotine) can constrict blood vessels. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms.
Answered on Dec 11, 2014
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Stress is one of the causes of raynaud's symptoms or raynaud's disease.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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