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How common is raynaud's disease?

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Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Pretty common: Raynaud's disease is not actually a disease. It is symptoms of pain, coldness and color changes in hands and/or feet with no known cause. However, it is frequently seen with a variety of other diseases such as collagen diseases and thoracic outlet syndrome. When a cause is found it is called raynaud's phenomenon. Treatment is mainly protect the hands and feet when exposed to cold environment.
Dr. Alfred Kim
Rheumatology 17 years experience
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 in france has been higher (~15%) than in the us (~5%). I feel that the more accurate number is closer to 5% worldwide though based on studies down thus far.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of raynauds disease?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Cold hands&feet: If you are diagnosed with raynauds syndrome you have it causes your fingers and toes and tip of your nose and ears to feel numb and cool in responce to cold temperature or sometimes stress it is caused by smaller arteries that supply blood to the the skin narrow, which causes lack of circulation to the affected parts of body you may find your fingers, toes, tip of the nose and ear lobes get affected.

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