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What Causes Fluctuations Raynauds
Artery constriction: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many disorders can: Many disorders can cause raynaud's phenomenon. Examples include: scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren's syndrome, atherosclerosis, subclavian aneurysm, beta-blocker drugs, ergotamine-type drugs, hypothyroidism, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, magnesium deficiency, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cold and stress: We do not completely understand the cause of raynaud's, but exposure to cold and emotional stress cause spasm in the blood vessels of the hands and feet. This causes a reduction in blood flow. The lack of oxygen in the area cause the color to change to white, with continued lack of oxygen they turn blue and then red as the spasm resolves and blood flow returns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anemia: Reticulocytes are normal immature red blood cells. Their number in the blood stream becomes increased when the body senses that it does not have enough red blood cells (anemia), so the bone marrow tries to make more red blood cells. Normally reticulocytes reside in the bone marrow, but they escape into the blood. This can happen during anemia caused by hemolysis (red blood cell destruction). ...Read more
Autoimmune: With hashimoto's, the body makes antibodies that attack the thyroid. It tends to run in families and can be triggered by anything that can weaken the immune system such as poor nutrition especially vitamin d deficiency. It is common in celiac disease and gluten has been suggested as a trigger for hashimoto's in some people.Good sleep hygiene and exercise strengthen the immune system. ...Read more
Depends: Depakote levels can vary based on when your last dose was in relation to your blood being drawn for your test. They vary by person. Other medications can affect the metabolism of Depakote and intern cause the levels to fluctuate. Various medical conditions also can affect the levels. ...Read more
UNCLEAR ETIOLOGY: Typically, once the TSH starts trending up, it means your own thyroid gland is not being capable of producing enough thyroid hormone and until treated with appropriate doses of hormone, it will continue to go up. The answer to your question depends on the time in between labs, weight gain or significant weight loss, etc etc. Any other symptoms ? ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Qi Imbalance: From a traditional chinese medicine perspective this may be related to a yin imbalance. I liked the explanation in the this article: yin-yang balance and food choice . This is a issue which can be addressed through acupuncture & your diet. You can check it out at: https://www.Acufinder.Com/acupuncture+information/detail/yin-yang+balance+and+food+choice. ...Read more
Thyroid hormone..: Thyroid hormone is controlled by the hypothalamus, anterior pituitary gland, and thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone exerts negative feedback control over the hypothalamus and anterior pituitary to control the amounts of trh (thyroid releasing hormone) and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) released. ...Read more
NOT KNOWN...: No one knows the final "trigger-pull" that causes lupus. We do know genetics play some role. We do know that hormones play a major role (reason for female dominance and females rarely getting sle before puberty). But why some with similar factors get disease is not known at present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more
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