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What Is Reynauds Phenomenon
Blood vessel spasm: Raynaud’s is usually casued by exposure to cold temperatures (or emotional stress) that cause blood vessel spasms, usually in smaller blood vessels, such as in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose. These areas will go through color changes first white (no blood flow), then blue (no oxygen) then red (return of flow), usually with pain or burning. Other causes can be some diseases, drugs, smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fibromyalgia, reynauds phenomenon bi polor, have serious anziety attacts, adhd, bad rls, upon many other things. Im 32 and in serious need help.?
Start somewhere.: When a situation is this complex, it's important to begin treating something. Start with either the biggest problem or the 1 that is easiest to solve.Either way, whenever 1thing gets a bit better, it makes the overall case less complex, &the next thing easier to "fix". Your problem list is indeed impressive, but nothing here is unable to be effectively treated -so get expert help & get started! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Raynaud's is due to constriction of blood vessels in response to cold or stress. Although, red, blue and white colors of the fingers or toes can be due to this construction it can be found in a variety of settings. It can run in families, be related to serious systemic connective tissue diseases, or be related to certain medications as as smoking. It can be serious and you need and evaluation. ...Read more
Keep warm and Ca++ : Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The medications work quickly. 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
Raynauds phenomenon. I also have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Can i take midodrine still? Male 22
Sometimes yes: While raynaud's is seen in the hands, feet, nose and it is related to muscle contraction in the vessels in these areas. The blood vessels have muscle around them and like the heart these muscles have a rhythm of contraction and relaxation. With cold or stess these vessels can contract and decrease the blood flow in these areas. Internal raynaud's can occur in the heart and the kidneys! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Raynaud's: helpful link below from mayo clinic on raynauds. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/definition/con-20022916 some meds like calcium channel blockers, Alpha blockers and vasodilators can be helpful. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Secondary reynauds: In cases of secondary reynauds where an underlying cause or pathology there comes the risks. So if the phenomenon is secondary to scleroderma or rheumatoid arthritis the effect of this different than if the cause is smoking, hepatitis, lupus...Etc .For primary reynauds in extreme cases ulcers or gangrene of the finger tips or finger can develop but it is unusual. ...Read more
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