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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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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?

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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How common is raynauds syndrome?

How common is raynauds syndrome?

Depends: General population 5-10 percent and majority of patients with raynaud's may be just a phenomenon and not related to an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Raynauds syndrome, is there a cure?

Raynauds syndrome, is there a cure?

Raynauds: There is no cure. Best strategy for symptoms is avoidance of the stimulus that causes it...cold, stress, etc ...Read more

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What are the causes of raynauds syndrome?

What are the causes of raynauds syndrome?

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

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I have raynauds syndrome, any suggestions?

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

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What do I need to know about raynauds syndrome?

Few things: It is not due to poor circulation
it may be related to thyroid disease or other disease s such as scleroderma, connective tissue disorders
most case do not have an underlying cause
have your doctor do a workup. ...Read more

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Explain raynauds syndrome what it is and symptoms?

Explain raynauds syndrome what it is and symptoms?

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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What are the typical symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

What are the typical symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Hand problems.: Patients with raynaud's have a problem with arteriolar spasm with cold or fear/anxiety. The condition varies in severity, but you will typically see whiteness above your pips (second joint of the fingers) followed by pup=rple, and then redness accompanied by pain. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom of raynauds syndrome?

What is the most common symptom of raynauds syndrome?

Changes in color: Fingers and and toes change color, mainly in the cold, which is often associated with sensation of pain and tingling. ...Read more

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Which are the most common symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Which are the most common symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Hand problems.: Patients with raynaud's have a problem with arteriolar spasm with cold or fear/anxiety. The condition varies in severity, but you will typically see whiteness above your pips (second joint of the fingers) followed by pup=rple, and then redness accompanied by pain. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Please explain what are some symptoms of raynauds syndrome?

Pain: 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

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Is raynauds syndrome curable?

Treatable not curabl: It is treatable, but not curable unless it is due to a medicine and the medicine is stopped. ...Read more

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Raynauds syndrome, is it true that there is no cure?

Raynauds syndrome, is it true that there is no cure?

Yes, but controllabl: Raynaud's is controllable, but it should be assessed for underlying cause, e.g., frostbite, lupus, scleroderma, vibration disease. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have primary reynaud's disease / syndrome and my hands are very hot and tingly?

What can I do if I have primary reynaud's disease / syndrome and my hands are very hot and tingly?

See below: Do not smoke. Reduce caffeine intake. Reduce stress if possible. See you doctor for medications if the symptoms are still uncomfortable or distressing. ...Read more

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Could reynaud's syndrome cause chronic problems?

Could reynaud's syndrome cause chronic problems?

Maybe: Raynauds itself should not cause longterm problems, but associated diseases may. Avoid cold, emotional stress, and caffeine. If symptoms are severe, vascular specialists may recommend medication. ...Read more

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I have lupus and raynauds syndrome and I wake up in pain?

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

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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

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

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Is there a connection between carpal tunnel syndrome and raynauds?

Is there a connection between carpal tunnel syndrome and raynauds?

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

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Is their any specific treatment or meds for raynauds syndrome (presumed secondary to genetic conn. Tissue disorder)?

Is their any specific treatment or meds for raynauds syndrome (presumed secondary to genetic conn. Tissue disorder)?

See details.: Calcium channel blockers, especially Nifedipine are the initial treatments of choice. Vasodilators have no significant benefit. For those who fail calcium channel blockers, ed drugs such as viagra (sildenafil) are often very effective. ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause raynaud's syndrome and can raynauds syndrome be fatal?

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause raynaud's syndrome and can raynauds syndrome be fatal?

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

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What can cause dry skin, odd scarring bumps on face, neck, back and raynauds syndrome?

See a rheumatologist: Your symptoms sound like an autoimmune disorder and could be scleroderma or crest syndrome, of many possibilities. See a rheumatologist for further diagnostic evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Antiphospholipid syndrome, fmd, and raynauds syndrome, ab positive blood type, what can I do to be healthy?

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 (Definition)

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