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Raynaud's disease due to low blood flow or worsened with mild dehydration?

Raynaud's disease due to low blood flow or worsened with mild dehydration?

It is a vasospasm...: Raynaud's disease causes low blood flow in periphery, e.g. Fingers, due to spasm in small peripheral arteries like in hands and feet. Accordingly, discoloration, tingling, numbness, and even pain develop. Due to the already decreased circulating blood volume in dehydration, a raynaud's condition could conceivably appear worse. ...Read more

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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Can I donate blood with raynaud's disease?

Can I donate blood with raynaud's disease?

Usually yes: A person with raynaud's disease has vasospasm but no identifiable cause (meaning there is no other problem, such as an autoimmune disorder, causing vasospasm). He can donate blood unless he has some other reason for not being able to donate. His raynaud's disease is not contagious. However, if tourniquets or BP cuffs around the arm have triggered symptoms in the past, he should not donate blood. ...Read more

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Say I have raynaud's disease, can I still donate blood?

Say I have raynaud's disease, can I still donate blood?

See below: If your partner had HIV and you were only partially protected, there is a possibility that you could get infected. Encourage both you and your partner to get tested. ...Read more

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If I have raynaud's disease, will i still be able to donate blood?

If I have raynaud's disease, will i still be able to donate blood?

Yes: Raynaud's syndrome, a spasm of the small vessels of the hands, is most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors. Raynaud's is not a communicable disease and certainly not spread by blood. Donate away! ...Read more

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Any suggestion to control raynauds disease when I also have high blood pressure?

Any suggestion to control  raynauds disease when I also have high blood pressure?

Work with doctor: Work with your doctor on which BP medications to use. Some such as nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker, may help with both conditions. Others such as beta blockers may help your hypertension but worsen your raynaud's. ...Read more

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I was dignosied with chronic iritis, raynaud's disease, chronic dry eyes. Possible sjogrens syndrome. All blood work came normal what should do?

Ophthalmologist: And rheumatologist. Both these physicians should be able to design an effective treatment plan to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect , heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, through blood vessels to brain and limbs?

Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect , heart, kidneys, brain, eyes,  through blood vessels to brain and limbs?

Collagen Vascular Dx: Raynauds and scleroderma are likely collagen vascular disorders and overlaps amongst these disorders can cause vasculitis or inflamation of blood vessels in lungs and other organs. ...Read more

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Hi, what could it mean to have blood, protein, glucose and leukocytes in urine of a 15 year old girl? she also has raynaud's diasease + HSP

Hi, what could it mean to have blood, protein, glucose and leukocytes in urine of a 15 year old girl? she also has raynaud's diasease + HSP

Autoimmune disease: HSP is one of the autoimmune diseases that are relatively common in childhood and generally resolve over many weeks and does not return.However,some patients with HSP will go on to have chronic autoimmune inflammation in their kidneys (and skin or gut) that requires evaluation and treatment by both a pediatric rheumatologist and nephrologist. If protein and blood are still in urine, don't delay! ...Read more

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