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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

Raynaud's disease is a disease of the small blood vessels. Triggers such as cold temperatures causes vasospasm of the blood vessels and thus decrease blood flow. Fingers classically turn white, then blue, then red ...Read more


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Every winter my toes become nearly black, i've been tested for several diseases, and raynaud's was ruled out also. What else could it be?

Every winter my toes become nearly black, i've been tested for several diseases, and raynaud's was ruled out also. What else could it be?

Still can be Raynaud: It ca still be raynauds as there is no blood test or imaging or anything that can rule it out ( a good exam and observation of the event is important ). If you have excessive sweaty feet or hands this also may be hyperhidrosis with increased sympathetic nervous system activity (not harmful to you). Would be nice to see a good picture of a classic event. ...Read more

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I have Raynaud's and I'm thinking of accepting a job in Northern Canada. In winter the average temperature is -25. Is it safe?

I have Raynaud's and I'm thinking of accepting a job in Northern Canada. In winter the average temperature is -25. Is it safe?

It depends: it depends on the severity of your Raynauds. As a rule, temps that low significantly increase the risk for serious tissue damage. Inwould look to reside in less severe climates. ...Read more

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How do I deal with raynaud's disease in the winter?

How do I deal with raynaud's disease in the winter?

Gloves: Mittens are best bit mainly keep your hands warm. Sometimes medications like Nifedipine can help. ...Read more

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I have Raynaud's syndrome since last year and I am afraid to sleep next winter... How can I cure this permanently??? :(

I have  Raynaud's syndrome since last year and I am afraid to sleep next winter... How can I cure this permanently??? :(

Chronic condition: No definitive cure but symptoms are manageable. before the age of 30 likely primary Raynauds avoiding exposure of hands to cold by wearing glove, use of warmers, reducing stress, avoiding precipitating drugs and cigaretes. use of drugs like calcium channel blockers or alpha blockers. secondary Raynauds will need also to treat the underlying disease ...Read more

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How can I deal with raynaud's disease in the winter on a farm?

How can I deal with raynaud's disease in the winter on a farm?

Always plan ahead: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, he can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. Gadgets such as heated gloves and heated socks from winter sports stores may help. Never getting lost, using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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I know I have raynaud's and it's a primary condition for me. Why do I only have problems in the winter?

I know I have raynaud's and it's a primary condition for me. Why do I only have problems in the winter?

Cold temperatures: Raynaud's phenomenon is often caused by cold temperatures. The vasospasm occurs when one's hands, feet, and face are exposed to cold. In the northern hemisphere, winter is the coldest season. ...Read more

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It's winter and my nosetip is red, sore, v v cold. I have chilblains, raynauds fingers, never nose. Nose has no blister/pimples. Nose chilblains?

It's winter and my nosetip is red, sore, v v cold. I have chilblains, raynauds fingers,  never nose. Nose has no blister/pimples.  Nose chilblains?

May be: Chilblain can affect any acral part, though fingers are the most commonly affected part. I trust that you know that you need to keep warm, by dressing in layers to keep the whole body warm. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Isolated gross hematuria dysmorphic rbc. Elevated ck. Mild hypertension. Early androgentc alopecia. Had severe flu 1yr ago. In winter raynauds r hand.

Isolated gross hematuria dysmorphic rbc. Elevated ck. Mild hypertension. Early androgentc alopecia. Had severe flu 1yr ago. In winter raynauds r hand.

The interest: Is in the right handed raynaud's. The body is normally controlled asymmetrically. If oxidative function in brain becomes inefficient, the asymmetry increases. So you might find that the left arm blood pressure is different from the right when taken at the same time by 2 operators. Raynaud is complicated but the asymmetry is unusual. A nutritionist doc might help. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Usually not: Trigger finger is a problem with finger tendons and how they work to move a finger. Raynaud's phenomenon is a problem with spasm of arteries in the fingers, blocking blood flow. They are not directly related, but people with raynaud's syndrome can have connective tissue disorders, so may also have trigger finger. Overuse injuries, such as in certain jobs, can cause trigger finger and/or raynaud's. ...Read more

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