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Reynauds Syndrome And Tattoos
Can u get a tattoo if u have raynauds phenenom. ..Scince it is autoimmune disease., . I ghave 5 now from rys ago only diag a yr ago?
Yes: There is no reason why you can't but you should realize that tattoo does not go away easily once you got it. ...Read more
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
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
Usually cold: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects from these medicines. Keeping your hands and feet warm remains the best treatment. ...Read more
Several possibilitie: The real answer depends on several factors. First and foremost is whether the raynaud's symptoms are part of a larger systemic disease - like lupus or scleroderma - or if it a singular problem. The approach to therapy depends on severity of symptoms. Simple measures like wearing gloves or layers of gloves, using mechanical or chemical warmers like skiers do. There are also several meds that can d. ...Read more
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
Stay warm: Keep your hands warm - most people with raynaud's wear gloves regularly. ...Read more
Pain discoloration and especially when exposed to cold temp.
Usually turns while pale while handling cold. Like putting hand in freezer and color returns and pain goes away later all due to vasospasms. ...Read more
Sure: Avoidance of cold would certainly help, but is it practical? ...Read more
No: This is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more
What can I do if I have primary reynaud's disease / syndrome and my hands are very hot and tingly?
Need rheum follow up: Depending on where your pain is, you should probably go see your rheumatologist. It may be an indication that your lupus and raynaud's are not as well controlled as they could be. ...Read more
What to do if I have 9 questions on ebstein's anomaly or hemophilia or raynauds syndrome or sick sinus syndrome?
See details: Search the internet or best of all, ask your doctor. ...Read more
Can Sarcoidosis/Sjogrens/Raynauds/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome be managed by a GP alone OR do they need to be managed by a hospital doctor/s OR both? Thx
Depends but: A hospital doctor in contrast to a doctor in an academic/ university hospital is not the one to go to. I would suggest that you consult someone in academic medicine in your case at a university or tertiary care center near you. It is likely to complex for most GPs. ...Read more
Probably not: Raynaud's is a condition in which arteries of the hand spontaneously and intermittently narrow due to spasm of the muscles lining the arterial wall. It can be due to underlying disease, such as lupus or scleroderma, but can also occur without one. Stress and cold temperature can cause symptoms. Although numbness and pain can occur, as in carpal tunnel syndrome, a connection hasn't been established. ...Read more
Is their any specific treatment or meds for raynauds syndrome (presumed secondary to genetic conn. Tissue disorder)?
Not directly: Raynauds can be present on occasion in patients with RA although I am sure you can say one causes the other. It is not fatal. ...Read more
Avoid cold; meds: Avoid cold and see physician for appropriate medication. ...Read more
Antiphospholipid syndrome, fmd, and raynauds syndrome, ab positive blood type, what can I do to be healthy?
See details: A very good question. The most important thing to do is to stay on your meds and continue under the care of doctors who are knowledgeable about your medical problems. Continue to eat correctly, watch your weight and exercise regularly. ...Read more
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more