A 30-year-old member asked:
Is raynaud's phenomenon common?
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Rheumatology 25 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What is raynaud's phenomenon?
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Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Vasoapastic response: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vasoapastic response to cold weather and stress. The blood vessels of the extremity normally dilate and constrict with temperature changes. This occurs to an extreme degree in patients with raynauds. They will experience blue or white fingers or toes when exposed to cold temperature or stress. This is self-limiting and rarely causes significant problems.
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Last updated Jan 18, 2014
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