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Is there a cure that works for raynaud`s syndrome?

Is there a cure that works for raynaud`s syndrome?

Doubtful: Typically i would say there is no cure for raynauds. The one instance would be if smoking causes the symptoms of raynauds (which it can), and if you quit smoking it could go away. However, most patients with raynauds require treatment to reduce the symptoms of the condition. Avoiding direct contact with cold objects for example could reduce the symptoms. Medications can be quite helpful. ...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’ve heard lots of different names for raynaud’s – disease, phenomenon, syndrome – are they all the same?

I’ve heard lots of different names for raynaud’s – disease, phenomenon, syndrome – are they all the same?

Related & different: When a patient has raynaud's phenomenon (the symptom of vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the common causes such as autoimmune disorders, drug side effects, hormonal imbalances, etc... If no medical condition is found that is causing the symptoms, then the disorder is called "primary". If a condition is found, then the disorder is "secondary". ...Read more

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How painful can Raynaud's syndrome be?

How painful can Raynaud's syndrome be?

Spectrum: There is great variability of symptoms. Some people have very limited symptom at all, but others get ulcerations related this syndrome which can be very painful. ...Read more

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Best medication for Raynaud's syndrome?

Not one clearly best: There are many different medications that can be utilized, and the choice of which one may be "best" depends on the patient and other existing medical problems - even then every patient can respond differently. ...Read more

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What should I know about raynaud's syndrome?

What should I know about raynaud's syndrome?

Treatable.Underlying: Raynaud's can be treated quite well with a number of drugs, most specifically calcium channel blockers. Everyone with raynaud's should have subungual capillary microscopy, usually performed by a rheumatologist. If abnormalities are present, they usually indicate an underlying disease such as crest syndrome, pss, mctd, and occasionally anti-phospholipid syndrome. These conditions may require rx. ...Read more

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Is there any need to get help for Raynaud's syndrome?

Is there any need to get help for Raynaud's syndrome?

Get examined : You need to get a full exam to see if you have vasospasm that is symmetrical and not caused by obstruction or vasculitis. Wearing warm clothes and gloves can help and usually that's enough. Sometimes medications are used if Raynauds is severe. Have an MD give you a full exam and determine if any medical issues are contributing to your anger, irritability, and hostility and try CBT. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I look for in good gloves for raynaud's syndrome?

What should I look for in good gloves for raynaud's syndrome?

Dexterity, warmth: Gloves should be warmly insulated, and have a breathable, waterproof coating or layer such as goretex (wet gloves get cold). They should be easy to get on an off, and not be too tight (tight-fitting gloves can decrease blood flow). Gloves should allow good dexterity, so the wearer doesn't have to take them off outdoors (be able to use keys, zip up jackets, etc..., without taking gloves off). ...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