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What is reynauds phenomenon?

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 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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Is raynauds phenomenon a serious concern for most people?

Is raynauds phenomenon a serious concern for most people?

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

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Is there a raynauds phenomenon treatment, and how long does it take?

Is there a raynauds phenomenon treatment, and how long does it take?

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 more

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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.?

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 more

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Raynauds phenomenon. I also have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Can i take midodrine still? Male 22

Raynauds phenomenon.  I also have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Can i take midodrine still? Male 22

yes but: Midodrine shouldn't make the raynaud's any worse. But that's a big 'shouldn't' because raynaud's is a tough problem to treat. A better choice for the pots might be fludrocortisone, which would not interfere with the raynaud's (i would think). ...Read more

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How is reynaud's disease treated?

How is reynaud's disease treated?

Cold avoidance : Raynaud's is made worse by cold exposure and/or stress dressing warmly both centrally and locally is therapeutic. There are no fda approved medications for raynaud's. This makes it difficult for us to give our patients medicine because of the insurance company blockade. Medications and sometimes work include procardia, (nifedipine) erectile dysfunction drugs because they dilate blood vessels, and topical Nitroglycerin to name a few. ...Read more

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What do you do for reynaud's disease?

What do you do for reynaud's disease?

Various: Avoid cold exposure, dress warmly, wear gloves. Medications include blood pressure medications that dilate (widen) your blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for Reynauds?

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 more

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