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What can offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Vascular Spasms: The classic description is the changes in color of your finger in response to stress or cold. The colors can be red, blue and white. I like to see white to make the diagnosis. This can occur in the fingers, the toes or even the nose of ears. This can occur in people with a connective tissue disease like lupus or scleroderma: Raynaud Syndrome it can run in families and is called Raynau Disease ...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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What are symptoms of raynauds disease?

What are symptoms of raynauds disease?

Vasoapastic response: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vasoapastic response to cold weather and stress. The blood vessels of the extremity normally dilate and constrict with temperature changes. This occurs to an extreme degree in patients with raynauds. They will experience blue or white fingers or toes when exposed to cold temperature or stress. This is self-limiting and rarely causes significant problems. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of raynauds disease?

What are the most common symptoms of raynauds disease?

Raynaud's: Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the small vessels of the hands most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors. Classically it is described as cold hands which first turn "ghost white" and then become purplish in color, most often trigged by the cold. This usually gets better when the hands are warmed. At worst it can cause ulcerations of the fingers. ...Read more

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Is one of the symptoms of raynaud's disease, tingling?

Is one of the symptoms of raynaud's disease, tingling?

Yes: Raynaud's syndrome relates to changes in blood perfusion of the fingers and toes which can change sensation of cold and cause tingling. ...Read more

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What can one do to prevent /lessen symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can one do to prevent /lessen symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Avoid cold temp.: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read more

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What are the symptom associated with raynaud's disease?

What are the symptom associated with raynaud's disease?

Cold digits: Pale, white, grey or bluish (cyanotic) coloring of the fingers or toes. Sometimes the nose, lips or earlobes are affected. Pain, throbbing, burning or numbness in fingers, toes, nose, lips or earlobes. Unusually cold hands and feet. ...Read more

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Which will help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Which will help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Many things: Raynauds is caused by a spasm of very small blood vessels usually in response to coled exposure or occasionally with emotional upset. The main objective is to keep the digits warm. This can be done by mechanical warming with gloves or chemical warders or using medications that open up the circulation. Many of these are used to treat hypertension the most common drugs are calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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What can I do to help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can I do to help offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Avoid cold, triggers: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read more

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Are chapped lips a symptom of raynaud's disease?

Are chapped lips a symptom of raynaud's disease?

Usually not: Chapped lips is often due to lip eczema (dryness, irritation, cracking, peeling). Too much sun, wind, or water exposure; excessive washing; repeated lip licking; and allergies to lip balm or lipstick ingredients are common causes. Allergic reactions (hives, etc.) can chap lips. Raynaud's lip symptoms may start with pale or whitish lips with numbness in cold temperatures, and then later chapping. ...Read more

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