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Doctor insights on: How To Cope Cold Climate Raynauds

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Is it bad to live in a cold climate with raynaud's?

Is it bad to live in a cold climate with raynaud's?

Worse: Raynaud's disease or phenomenon is an exaggerated response to cold in which the peripheral circulation (mainly fingers, toes) is shut down to reduce heat loss. It can also occur in warm environments but is worse with cold exposure. ...Read more

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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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Living in a cold climate with raynaud's, what can I do?

Living in a cold climate with raynaud's, what can I do?

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. The newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and heated socks) from winter sports stores may help. Using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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I have bad reactions to cold temperatures, but my symptoms don’t sound like raynaud’s. What could they mean?

Some other causes: Some people feel quite uncomfortable in colder temperatures, a condition called cold intolerance or cold sensitivity. If the vasospasm of raynaud's phenomenon is not present, then the cold intolerance is probably due to other causes instead of raynaud's. Other causes include hypothyroidism, other hormonal imbalances, anemia, older age, low body weight with low body fat, etc... ...Read more

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I'm cold. I am in my early teens by the way. Is this raynauds?

I'm cold. I am in my early teens by the way. Is this raynauds?

There is not: Enough information to try to make this diagnosis. Please talk with your parents so that they can arrange for you to be medically evaluated for your chronic sense of being cold. Take care. ...Read more

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My hands turn pink and cold. Could this be raynauds?

My hands turn pink and cold. Could this be raynauds?

Maybe/maybe not: I like the history of fingers turning white to confirm raynaud's. Pink and cold can also happen but this ode s nto always mean raynaud's. Examination can help, viewing of the nailfold capillaries if theyare dialted can confirm raynaud's. ...Read more

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How do I cope with severe raynaud's syndrome?

How do I cope with severe raynaud's syndrome?

Warm environment: Avoid cold exposure to the best of your ability. Warm drinks mittens, freezer gloves layers if exposure. ...Read more

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Can raynaud's cause inability(due 2 imm.Pain) 2 be able 2 holdcold objects eg.Colddrink? I'm not referring 2 cold induced ryn.Attacks w/color chg&nmbnss-but a feeling similar 2 holding a very hot obj

Can raynaud's cause inability(due 2 imm.Pain) 2 be able 2 holdcold objects eg.Colddrink? I'm not referring 2 cold induced ryn.Attacks w/color chg&nmbnss-but a feeling similar 2 holding a very hot obj

Hard to say: A number of circulatory/neurologic conditions could be the issue. You need to continue having the root cause of your symptoms determined. It will probably require blood studies, circulatory studies like doppler ultrasound, maybe even a biopsy of the nerves in your skin. It may be that meds could provide some relief from your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could someone have cold urticaria and raynauds at the same time?

Yes: Cold urticaria is when hives develop on cold exposed areas. Hives are red, raised and intensely itchy skin lesions. Raynauds is when the small vessels in the fingers spasm due to the cold. They can occur together but are caused by two separate things. ...Read more