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Dr. Mark Pack
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Overview)

A condition that causes some areas of the body — such as the fingers and toes — to get decreased blood circulation and to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress.


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What's the difference between raynaud phenomenon and syndrome and disease?

What's the difference between raynaud phenomenon and syndrome and disease?

Phenom is name for : Both the disease and the syndrome. The disease is vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers. The raynauds disease is idiopathic where the syndrome is caused by some otherinstigating factor, most commonly connective tissue disorders like lupus. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Overview)

A condition that causes some areas of the body — such as the fingers and toes — to get decreased blood circulation and to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress.


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Raynaud phenomenon syndrome question. Is it really that or poor circulation?

Raynaud phenomenon syndrome question. Is it really that or poor circulation?

Color and location: Raynauds causes fingers to turn either white, blue and/or red usually in the cold. Poor circulation is different because it can affect palms and usually the border of the color change is a smooth transition. Raynauds usually has a distinct line between normal and blue /white. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
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Raynaud phenomenon (Tip)

Protect the skin from cold exposure at all times. Also never use tobacco protects as nicotine makes. ...See more

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What is raynaud's phenomenon?

What is raynaud's phenomenon?

Red, White, and Blue: Named after a french physician, raynaud's is improper regulation of blood flow. Pain and changes to the colors of the fingers and hand in response to cold (air conditioning, ice cubes, etc) or stress occurs as follows: the fingers turn white as the blood vessels constrict, then turn blue as the oxygen levels drop, then turn red upon rewarming. Usually benign, but see your doctor to be sure! ...Read more

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Is raynaud's phenomenon common?

Is raynaud's phenomenon common?

Yes: Raynauds is a hypersensitivity to the cold of the small vessels of the extremities (hands and feet). Most people with raynauds have no other disease associated with it. Occasionally raynauds is associated with an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Raynaud phenomenon (Tip)

Describe what causes your symptoms, how long they last, what makes them go away... ...See more

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What can cause raynaud's phenomenon?

What can cause raynaud's phenomenon?

Cold and stress: We do not completely understand the cause of raynaud's, but exposure to cold and emotional stress cause spasm in the blood vessels of the hands and feet. This causes a reduction in blood flow. The lack of oxygen in the area cause the color to change to white, with continued lack of oxygen they turn blue and then red as the spasm resolves and blood flow returns. ...Read more

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Could you die from raynaud's phenomenon?

No: People don't die from Raynauds phenomenon; but diseases associated with Raynauds can range from very minor to major. It is a symptom. not a disease. ...Read more

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Raynaud phenomenon (Tip)

Blue, white, and red. Colors may come and go. Stress, sleep, no more. ...See more

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Can you tell me about raynaud's phenomenon?

See details: https://www.healthtap.com/expert/view_news/16576 The above link is a very good review of the subject. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kanney Dr. Kanney
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Raynaud phenomenon (Tip)

Looking at white thumbs, wondering what i might do? Put the gloves back on! ...See more

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What are the tests for raynaud's phenomenon?

History and physical: A history and physical is the most important test. You will need an examination to clarify the diagnosis and find out why raynaud's is present. We can see it by itself, in families or associated with a variety of illnesses inclduing connective tissue diseases. These diagnoses will require a variety of tests to look at these diagnoses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from raynaud's phenomenon?

Is it possible to die from raynaud's phenomenon?

Very unlikely: Raynaud's phenomenon decreases blood flow to the fingers, toes, nose, ears, or nipples, but the rest of the body should be ok. It would be very unusual to die from raynaud's phenomenon. Hypothetically, if a person got gangrene in a finger or toe, then got infected there, and was unable to get any treatment, his infection could spread to the rest of his body, leading to death by sepsis. ...Read more

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Any summertime symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon?

Any summertime symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon?

Yes: Raynaud's can occur at anytime of year but is less common in warmer weather. Smoking and excessive caffeine can worsen the symptoms. Also, minimize the handling of ice cold beverages. Keep air conditioning settings at comfortable, not cold. Be aware that restaurants and more expensive stores keep the temperature settings low. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from raynaud's phenomenon?

See below: You can die from some of the diseases associated with raynauds, but it would unusual from raynauds unless you developed digital ulcers that became infected and you had complications from the infection. ...Read more

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Why does my raynaud's phenomenon get worse sometimes?

Why does my raynaud's phenomenon get worse sometimes?

Cold makes it worse: Patients with raynaud's phenomenon are very temperature sensative - cold weather, even warm water may cause pain and bluish finger discoloration. It is improtant to keep your hands warm at all times - some of my patients wear gloves most of the year to avoid attacks. Feel better. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take to help with my raynaud's phenomenon?

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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What drugs can I take to help with my raynaud's phenomenon?

Raynaud's help: As mentioned, the mainstay of treatment is to avoid doing things that make your vasoconstriction worse. So, avoid caffeine, nicotine, cold and stress. Also avoid otc cold meds, beta blockers for high blood pressure and certain birth control pills. If medication is needed, calcium channel blockers, Alpha blockers, and vasodilators like Nitroglycerin and several other drugs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with raynaud's phenomenon?

What are the symptoms associated with raynaud's phenomenon?

Pain: The fingers can turn red, white, blue, and this is painful. The sequence is often triggered by exposure to cold. ...Read more

Dr. James Seibold
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Raynaud's Phenomenon (Definition)

Raynaud's disease is a primary vasospastic process that usually involves the fingers or toes and is worsened by cold, stress, vibration. Raynaud's phenomena is assoc. With other collagen vascular diseases such as lupus, etc. It is a vasospastic process that compounds the microvascular occlusive disease present in some ...Read more