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Does Raynaud's syndrome usually occur in the feet or the hands?

Does Raynaud's syndrome usually occur in the feet or the hands?

Usually : occurs in the farthest part of your heart, on the smallest blood vessels in your body, yup, there. ...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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I have raynaud's syndrome. How can I keep my hands and feet warm?

I have raynaud's syndrome. How can I keep my hands and feet warm?

Always plan ahead: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, he can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. The newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and heated socks) from winter sports stores may help. Using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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Hand and feet always cold, do I have raynaud syndrome?

Hand and feet always cold, do I have raynaud syndrome?

Cold not = to blue: Raynaud's is characterized by color changes due to spasm of the blood vessels. Blanching is usually the first change, followed by cyanosis (blue), and then red when the spasm relaxes, and then back to normal skin color. Not everyone with raynauds has all three color changes. If your hands are not turning blue, i think it is very unlikely that you have raynauds. ...Read more

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My hands and feet swell when i'm cold, but I don't have raynaud's disease. What else could it be?

My hands and feet swell when i'm cold, but I don't have raynaud's disease. What else could it be?

Circulation: When you are cold, your body will try to direct most of it's heat to your vital organs which include your heart, lungs, intestines, etc. Therefore, it will decrease the blood flow to your feet and hands by temporarily decreasing the blood flow to these areas, thereby creating the swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more

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My raynaud's is worse in my feet than my hands, is this typical?

My raynaud's is worse in my feet than my hands, is this typical?

No: Raynaud's changes are more common in the hands (fingers) than feet (toes). On exposure to cold the digits turn white, then blue/purple, then red. Simply cold hands and feet do not qualify as raynaud's syndrome. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are always cold, could this be raynaud's?

My hands and feet are always cold, could this be raynaud's?

Yes, or other causes: Cold hands and feet can be due to hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disorders, circulation problems, etc... 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. A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate and start treatment as needed. ...Read more

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Have I got Raynauds? Hands and feet turn blue/purple when cold or when I don't move them for long periods of time. What can I do to help?

Consult vascular: specialist and get appropriate work up. There is possibility of raynauds but young individuals can sometimes have hyper reactive blood vessels ...Read more

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A friend of mine has raynauds in her hands and feet.She is looking to get a tattoo on de ribs. Would this be ok?

Rayaunds/tattoo : Should be no connection between the two things. Raynauds is not a reason not to get a tattoo on her chest. ...Read more

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