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Raynauds Linked To Circulation
Avoid cold; try meds: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spasm vs obstruction: Poor circulation is a general term but commonly refers to arterial insufficiency due to vessel obstruction which is most commonly atherosclerotic disease. Raynaud's is a condition of sympathetic disfunction that causes excessive and prolonged small vessel contraction. ...Read more
No, but. . .: Raynaud's phenomenon (constriction of blood vessels to the fingers and toes, when exposed to triggers like cold weather) should not affect the heart circulation. However, other diseases that cause raynaud's (such as autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances, artery inflammation, drug effects, etc...) and the drugs for those diseases, or drugs for raynaud's symptoms, may affect heart circulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well, sort of!: Though it is possible for someone to have both diagnoses at the same time, poor cardiac function can certainly aggravate the seriousness of poor circulation in someone who also has raynaud's, since this is a localized blood flow problem with the digits. ...Read more
I have had symptom of ulnar nerve compression for 4 weeks in both arms. I suffer from raynauds, could these symptoms be due to poor circulation?
I have lupus and raynaud's and livedo reticularis. Could my poor circulation be causing my dizzy spells and brain fog? My cardiac workup was normal.
Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation?
L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.
Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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