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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

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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What are symptoms of raynauds disease?

What are symptoms of raynauds disease?

Vasoapastic response: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vasoapastic response to cold weather and stress. The blood vessels of the extremity normally dilate and constrict with temperature changes. This occurs to an extreme degree in patients with raynauds. They will experience blue or white fingers or toes when exposed to cold temperature or stress. This is self-limiting and rarely causes significant problems. ...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 are the most common symptoms of raynauds disease?

What are the most common symptoms of raynauds disease?

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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Is one of the symptoms of raynaud's disease, tingling?

Is one of the symptoms of raynaud's disease, tingling?

Yes: Raynaud's syndrome relates to changes in blood perfusion of the fingers and toes which can change sensation of cold and cause tingling. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of Raynaud's syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of Raynaud's syndrome?

Paleness, pain, numb: Color changes usually triple color changes -white, blue, red- upon cold exposure or stress. You may experience pain and numbness in the affected fingers or toes resulting from decreased circulation and blood flow. ...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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What can one do to prevent /lessen symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can one do to prevent /lessen symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Avoid cold temp.: 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 can offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

What can offset the symptoms of raynaud's disease?

Vascular Spasms: The classic description is the changes in color of your finger in response to stress or cold. The colors can be red, blue and white. I like to see white to make the diagnosis. This can occur in the fingers, the toes or even the nose of ears. This can occur in people with a connective tissue disease like lupus or scleroderma: Raynaud Syndrome it can run in families and is called Raynau Disease ...Read more