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A 27-year-old female asked:

Are there supplements i can take to help with raynauds disease? my doctor says that it isnt something he wants to treat at my age but, it's worsening.

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Keep warm and Ca++ : Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects from these medicines. Keeping your hands and feet warm remains the best treatment.
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Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
No supplemetns: No supplements are known to affect the course of raynauds. See a vascular surgeon with interest in this disease. You can call your local hospital physician referral service to find one.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, proven to help!: Many supplements have the potential to help raynaud's (some proven by research). The first i would try is magnesium, esp. Magnesium taurate. Natural vit e with mixed tocopherols might help. L-arginine is a good vasodilator. Vitamin c may help. Niacin, gingko & fish oil have all been proven to help. A good article is at: http://www.Lef.Org/protocols/heart_circulatory/raynauds_phenomenon_01.Htm.
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Last updated Mar 10, 2016

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