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What can cause raynaud's phenomenon?

What can cause raynaud's phenomenon?

Cold and stress: We do not completely understand the cause of raynaud's, but exposure to cold and emotional stress cause spasm in the blood vessels of the hands and feet. This causes a reduction in blood flow. The lack of oxygen in the area cause the color to change to white, with continued lack of oxygen they turn blue and then red as the spasm resolves and blood flow returns. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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What diseases cause raynaud's phenomenon?

What diseases cause raynaud's phenomenon?

Many disorders can: Many disorders can cause raynaud's phenomenon. Examples include: scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's syndrome, atherosclerosis, subclavian aneurysm, beta-blocker drugs, ergotamine-type drugs, hypothyroidism, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, magnesium deficiency, etc... ...Read more

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Any summertime symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon?

Any summertime symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon?

Yes: Raynaud's can occur at anytime of year but is less common in warmer weather. Smoking and excessive caffeine can worsen the symptoms. Also, minimize the handling of ice cold beverages. Keep air conditioning settings at comfortable, not cold. Be aware that restaurants and more expensive stores keep the temperature settings low. ...Read more

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What percentage of people suffers from raynaud's phenomenon?

What percentage of people suffers from raynaud's phenomenon?

About 5% in the U.S.: An estimated 5% of people in the United States have symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon. People with raynaud's symptoms can have vasospasm in the blood vessels supplying their fingers and/or toes, triggered by exposure to cold, vibrations, emotional stress, etc... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: raynaud's phenomenon?

What is the definition or description of: raynaud's phenomenon?

Depends: Raynaud's disease is a primary vasospastic process that usually involves the fingers or toes and is worsened by cold, stress, vibration. Raynaud's phenomena is assoc. With other collagen vascular diseases such as lupus, etc. It is a vasospastic process that compounds the microvascular occlusive disease present in some of these disease states. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I could have raynaud's disease/phenomenon?

How to figure out if I could have raynaud's disease/phenomenon?

See details: You have significant cyanosis or blanching of your fingers and/or toes accentuated by cold exposure and a formal workup revealed no other causes for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does smoking usually cause raynaud's phenomenon?

Why does smoking usually cause raynaud's phenomenon?

Nicotine constricts: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, so smoking can worsen raynaud's symptoms. Caffeine can also worsen raynaud's symptoms. ...Read more

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Why would celiacs disease cause Raynaud's phenomenon?

Uncertain, but: It is known that celiac dz is associated w autoimmune diseases (antibodies against one's own tissues, eg diabetes-I).A letter in the Scandinavian Journal of Rheum in 2010 reported evidence of scleroderma-like activity in celiac disease. Raynaud's is found in cases of scleroderma, an auto-immune disease that causes scarring that can impede blood flow to fingers.

2010, Vol. 39, No. 5 , Pages 438-43 ...Read more

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Is raynauds phenomenon a serious concern for most people?

Is raynauds phenomenon a serious concern for most people?

Raynaud's: this depends on the severity of the problem. Making sure to use gloves-preferably mittens on the hands to increased warmth is recommended, as well as the use of warm socks to protect feet. If there is an underlying condition causing the Raynaud's, this should be taken care of. If not, discuss other treatments with your primary doctor, which may include biofeedback or some antihypertensive meds ...Read more

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What's the difference between raynaud phenomenon and syndrome and disease?

What's the difference between raynaud phenomenon and syndrome and disease?

Phenom is name for : Both the disease and the syndrome. The disease is vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers. The raynauds disease is idiopathic where the syndrome is caused by some otherinstigating factor, most commonly connective tissue disorders like lupus. ...Read more

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Im 16 and have raynaud's phenomenon what should I be looking out for/doing to prevent it from getting worse?

Avoid the 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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What is the best treatment for raynaud's phenomenon?

See details: Protection of the skin from direct cold exposure is key. Also, smoking makes Raynauds much worse. Calcium channel blockers, especially nifedipine, are the basic medical therapy. For more severe cases that fail calcium channel blocks, sildenafil is valuable. ...Read more

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What is raynaud's phenomenon?

What is raynaud's phenomenon?

Red, White, and Blue: Named after a french physician, raynaud's is improper regulation of blood flow. Pain and changes to the colors of the fingers and hand in response to cold (air conditioning, ice cubes, etc) or stress occurs as follows: the fingers turn white as the blood vessels constrict, then turn blue as the oxygen levels drop, then turn red upon rewarming. Usually benign, but see your doctor to be sure! ...Read more

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Is raynaud's phenomenon common?

Yes: Raynauds is a hypersensitivity to the cold of the small vessels of the extremities (hands and feet). Most people with raynauds have no other disease associated with it. Occasionally raynauds is associated with an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Could you die from raynaud's phenomenon?

No: People don't die from Raynauds phenomenon; but diseases associated with Raynauds can range from very minor to major. It is a symptom. not a disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about raynaud's phenomenon?

See details: https://www.healthtap.com/expert/view_news/16576

The above link is a very good review of the subject. ...Read more

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What are the tests for raynaud's phenomenon?

History and physical: A history and physical is the most important test. You will need an examination to clarify the diagnosis and find out why raynaud's is present. We can see it by itself, in families or associated with a variety of illnesses inclduing connective tissue diseases. These diagnoses will require a variety of tests to look at these diagnoses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from raynaud's phenomenon?

Is it possible to die from raynaud's phenomenon?

Very unlikely: Raynaud's phenomenon decreases blood flow to the fingers, toes, nose, ears, or nipples, but the rest of the body should be ok. It would be very unusual to die from raynaud's phenomenon. Hypothetically, if a person got gangrene in a finger or toe, then got infected there, and was unable to get any treatment, his infection could spread to the rest of his body, leading to death by sepsis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from raynaud's phenomenon?

See below: You can die from some of the diseases associated with raynauds, but it would unusual from raynauds unless you developed digital ulcers that became infected and you had complications from the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

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