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Raynauds And Hormones
Can chronic venous insufficiency cause or be related to raynauds and spider & cherry angiomas on chest? Fyi not pregnant or on hormones of any kind
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Many: Raynaud's phenomenon has been seen with a number of conditions, including rheumatic diseases (scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and mixed connective tissue disease), hormone imbalance (hypothyroidism and carcinoid), trauma (frostbite, vibrating tools), medications (propranolol [inderal], Estrogens without additional progesterone, bleomycin [bleoxane] (chemotherapy). ...Read more
Chemical transmitter: Emotional stress, such as anger or anxiety, causes the release of chemical transmitters (called hormones if they travel through the blood, called neurotransmitters if they travel down a nerve fiber) which can increase muscle tone (including the tiny muscle fibers around arteries) or increase the likelihood of muscle fiber contraction... Both of which may lead to vasospasm and raynaud's symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Raynaud's phenomenon has been seen with a number of conditions, including some that are genetically linked. Causes? Scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and mixed connective tissue disease, hormone imbalance (hypothyroidism and carcinoid), trauma (frostbite, vibrating tools), medications (propranolol [inderal], Estrogens without additional progesterone, bleomycin [bleoxane] (chemotherapy). ...Read more
Maybe: Information on what happens to raynaud's patients when they use birth control pills is hard to find. More research needs to be done. The general recommendation is to avoid birth control pills because the hormones (estrogen) can affect blood circulation and blood vessels. However, a woman can talk with her ob-gyn doctor if she wishes to use birth control pills. Progesterone-only pills may be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a vascular disorder that causes severe raynauds w/ digital ischemic, partial adrenal insuff, and multi-wk episodes of ovarian failure, carb intol, bradycardia, & sev. Constip (sibo etc.)?
Check out endocrine : These systemic issues would seem to hint of more than a vascular disorder. Would look into your endocrine system (hormones), as features of adrenal insufficiency, and thyroid insufficiency (bradycardia and constipation) seem to be at play (pituitary might be the common denominator). Raynauds canoccurfora for primary or secondary reasons. In absence of a known ctd, shd rule out hormone issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TSH 1.2. Weight gain, fatigue, muscle ache, Raynaud's, IBS, dry skin, unable to concentrate, facial swelling. I work out daily?
A few thoughts: I get your point-you believe you have normal thyroid, yet you may not.TSH, alone, is a poor marker.Doesn't tell whether you have active thyroid hormone (T3) or just plenty of T4 (inactive).Need more thorough thyroid testing.Also autoimmune panel, Adrenal function tests may be helpful for starters.Full physical exam (not the cursory one most drs do!) & THOROUGH history are vital to diagnosing prob. ...Read more
TSH 1.0. Weight gain, fatigue, muscle ache, Raynaud's, IBS, dry skin, unable to concentrate, facial swelling. Tired of feeling tired!
No special remedies: There are no special home remedies one can use to prevent or treat raynaud's symptoms, but things that keep one warm are helpful. Examples include: a well insulated home with the heater set at a warm temperature, a circulating hot-water system in which the water is hot right away from any faucet, not touching cold things that come out of the fridge, drinking warm soup, using down comforters, etc.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Affects fingers&toes: 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 cold temperatures, auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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