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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Raynaud S Phenomenon

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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

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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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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause raynaud's syndrome and can raynauds syndrome be fatal?

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause raynaud's syndrome and can raynauds syndrome be fatal?

Not directly: Raynauds can be present on occasion in patients with RA although I am sure you can say one causes the other. It is not fatal. ...Read more

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Are there any links between rheumatoid arthritis, raynaud's syndrome and fibromyalgia? If so what and how?

Are there any links between rheumatoid arthritis, raynaud's syndrome and fibromyalgia? If so what and how?

Yes: Raynauds can be seen associated with rheumatoid arthritis or may be part of a syndrome of overlap or mixed connective tissue disease. It is important to see your rheumatologist for full evaluation fibromyalgia may also be seen secondary to rheumatoid arthritis due to the pain of the ra. ...Read 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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Why does smoking usually cause raynaud's phenomenon?

Why does smoking usually cause raynaud's phenomenon?

Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms. ...Read more

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Why would celiacs disease cause Raynaud's phenomenon?

Uncertain, but: It is known that celiac dz is associated w autoimmune diseases (antibodies against one's own tissues, eg diabetes-I).A letter in the Scandinavian Journal of Rheum in 2010 reported evidence of scleroderma-like activity in celiac disease. Raynaud's is found in cases of scleroderma, an auto-immune disease that causes scarring that can impede blood flow to fingers. 2010, Vol. 39, No. 5 , Pages 438-43 ...Read more

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What causes raynaud's phenomenon? My friends hands turn comp blue with the slightest bit of cold. Doc said it was just rs and was ok

What causes raynaud's phenomenon? My friends hands turn comp blue with the slightest bit of cold. Doc said it was just rs and was ok

OK?: 7% of woman have raynaud's phenomenon. Most occurs in isolation, but workup is required to assure not part of a larger problem. This does not just mean laboratory studies, but requires assessment by a knowledgable/experienced physician. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of raynaud's? I've heard autoimmune issues, but I have no symptoms other than raynaud's?

What are some of the causes of raynaud's? I've heard autoimmune issues, but I have no symptoms other than raynaud's?

Usually nothing: About 99% of people with raynaud's have no underlying disease. Scleroderma is preceded by raynaud's, as are a few other thankfully-rare illnesses, but these announce themselves quickly. Sounds like good news. Thanks for writing. ...Read more

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What causes raynaud’s?

What causes raynaud’s?

Artery constriction: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes raynaud's disease?

What causes raynaud's disease?

Not known: Typically a prolonged small blood vessel spasm in response to stress or cold exposure. May improve with medication, but, generally is treated conservatively with rare problems arising. ...Read more

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What could be the cause raynaud's?

What could be the cause raynaud's?

BAsic cause: Raynaud's is a disease that is defined by changes in the muscular lining of the arteries in response to temperature. Cold causes constriction (blue) and warmth causes expansion (redness). No specific reason for the muscular lining's reactiveness has been found. Treatments vary from patient to patient but good symptomatic relief is possible. Get to an expert in artery disease for best outcome. ...Read more

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What causes raynauds?

What causes raynauds?

Mystery: The cause is not completely understood but we know that cold temperatures and stress cause the small vessels in the hands and feet to constrict, causing pain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of raynauds syndrome?

What are the causes of raynauds syndrome?

Usually cold: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. 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. ...Read more

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