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Will tanning help with raynaud's disease?

Will tanning help with raynaud's disease?

No: Tanning the skin is not known to alter raynaud's disease. Symptoms can be triggered by emotional stress and cold temperatures. During tanning, the temperature would be warm, and so would make raynaud's phenomenon less likely to occur at that time. Also, if being tanned makes one happier, there may be less emotional stress to trigger symptoms. ...Read more

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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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My girlfriend has raynauds phenomena are there any good home therapies?

My girlfriend has raynauds phenomena are there any good home therapies?

Not really: 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 treatment for raynaud’s?

What is the treatment for raynaud’s?

Hands & feet warm: Keep your hands and feet warm. When exposed to cold weather, wear warm gloves and stockings. Use chemical warmers for hands and feet. Medication, (vasodilators) may help but not too much. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for raynaud's?

What are the treatment options for raynaud's?

Avoid cold; try meds: 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 disease?

What is the best treatment for raynaud's disease?

Amlodipine: Reynaud's disease is caused by an autoimmune condition where you have spasms of the vessels of fingers and toes. It can be treated by a family of medications called calcium channel blockers, namely amlodipine. Rheumatologists also specialize in the entire fa, ily of diseases to which raynaud's belong to and would be the specialist of choice. Keeping extremities warm also helps. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment of raynaud's phenomenon?

What is a good treatment of raynaud's phenomenon?

Avoid cold: Avoid cold exposure, breath through a muffler. Nifedipine xl may be needed. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for raynaud's phenomenon?

What are your treatment options for raynaud's phenomenon?

See details: Cold exposure is major. Calcium channel blockers, especially nifedipine, are the primary meds. Sildenafil is indicated as the next option. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for raynaud's phenomenon?

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 syndrome and what is the treatment?

Raynaud's syndrome causes arterial spasm: Most common people have symptoms in their fingers toes and nose with bluish discoloration in response to extreme stress or cold-weather. The cause is controversial but I think it's probably an autoimmune condition. The basic treatment is to keep the extremity warm. So patient with this condition may be wearing gloves in the summertime particularly if they go into a air-conditioned office. ...Read more

Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more