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With reynauds can it affect internal organs?

With reynauds can it affect internal organs?

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 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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I have raynauds syndrome, any suggestions?

I have raynauds syndrome, any suggestions?

Several possibilitie: The real answer depends on several factors. First and foremost is whether the raynaud's symptoms are part of a larger systemic disease - like lupus or scleroderma - or if it a singular problem. The approach to therapy depends on severity of symptoms. Simple measures like wearing gloves or layers of gloves, using mechanical or chemical warmers like skiers do. There are also several meds that can d. ...Read more

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My age is 15 in a previous question I said I had something that looked like mottling skin and someone said its Raynauds but I don't think it is. Help?

My age is 15 in a previous question I said I had something that looked like mottling skin and someone said its Raynauds but I don't think it is. Help?

Self diagnosis: Self diagnosis is dangerous at any age. Bring your concerns to a parent or guardian or a health professional like your school nurse. ...Read more

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27 yo female, recent diagnosis reynauds, low bp, no insurance, what can I do to treat reynauds symptoms?

27 yo female, recent diagnosis reynauds, low bp, no insurance, what can I do to treat reynauds symptoms?

Keep hands/feet warm: By mechanically keeping hands and feet warm, the symptoms of raynauds may be avoided. Wearing layers of socks and gloves, using mechanical or chemical inserts to warm the hands or feet can help. Lastly there are some generic medications, generally used ofr blood pressure control that can be used to help avouid the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have raynauds. What is the big deal?

I have raynauds. What is the big deal?

Are you sure: Raynaud's is related to the contraction of the vessels in the fingers, toes in response to cold or stress or both. In can also occur in internal vessels like those to the heart or the kidney. All of these can be a big deal and can lead to blocked vessels in the fingers = gangrene; heart or kidney = damage. Why you have raynaud's is important to these outcomes. You need this diagnosed. ...Read more

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My reynauds is acting up bad I'm crying and in pain?

My reynauds is acting up bad I'm crying and in pain?

Confused: Question or a statement? - If your question is what you should do? Well then my assumption would be that you already have a doctor. 1) A doctor that diagnosed you with Raynauds and who likely has you on the proper medications 2) Those would be CaChannel Blockers, Alpha blockers and/or vasodilators If true hope you get well. Truth is the more I read questions, more I think they are made up... ...Read more

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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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