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Can raynaud's syndrome develop from emotional stress?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: interesting ?

Raynaud's syndrome occurs when temperatures cause the muscular lining of blood vessels to spasm and to dilate usually in response to temperature changes.
Though not aware of a relationship with stress, it is not inconceivable. If so, as stress resolves, so should raynauds. Wait and see.

In brief: interesting ?

Raynaud's syndrome occurs when temperatures cause the muscular lining of blood vessels to spasm and to dilate usually in response to temperature changes.
Though not aware of a relationship with stress, it is not inconceivable. If so, as stress resolves, so should raynauds. Wait and see.
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Raynaud's is usually triggered by exposure to cold.
Stress can also trigger an episode of raynauds. We do not fully understand what causes raynaud's. Blood vessels in your hands and feet go into vasospasm. This temporarly reduces blood supply to those areas, causing the hands and feet to first turn white and then blue. When the spasm stops blood returns and they appear red.

In brief: Yes

Raynaud's is usually triggered by exposure to cold.
Stress can also trigger an episode of raynauds. We do not fully understand what causes raynaud's. Blood vessels in your hands and feet go into vasospasm. This temporarly reduces blood supply to those areas, causing the hands and feet to first turn white and then blue. When the spasm stops blood returns and they appear red.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Bob Stewart
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