A 40-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to go snow skiing even though i have raynaud's phenomenon?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Usually yes: Unless your disease is very severe than it is generally safe to go skiing is you take precautions to keep your hands and feet properly protected and keep the times outdoors to a prudent length.
Answered on Sep 16, 2014
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Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: But go on warm days and have good warm gloves and boots.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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