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What are ways to cope with severe raynaud's syndrome (lack of blood flow to fingers and toes)?

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In brief: Keep warm

Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the blood vessels, affecting the hands and feet, usually caused by exposure to cold.
It is best to keep the hands and feet warm by wearing multiple thin layers of clothing rather than one bulky layer. Also, avoid anything tight on the feet and hands as this also prevents blood flow. Some people do well with biofeedback training to help control the vessel spasm.

In brief: Keep warm

Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the blood vessels, affecting the hands and feet, usually caused by exposure to cold.
It is best to keep the hands and feet warm by wearing multiple thin layers of clothing rather than one bulky layer. Also, avoid anything tight on the feet and hands as this also prevents blood flow. Some people do well with biofeedback training to help control the vessel spasm.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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In brief: Avoid Cold Temps

Avoid cold temperatures.
Smoking can aggravate this condition.

In brief: Avoid Cold Temps

Avoid cold temperatures.
Smoking can aggravate this condition.
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