Information about Raynaud’s Disease
We Have to Know about the Raynaud’s Disease
- A condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress.
- It’s a disorder of the blood vessels that supply blood to your skin.
- During a Raynaud’s attack, these arteries narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas
Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions
Causes of Raynaud’s Disease
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive trauma
- Some medicines
- Exposure to some chemicals
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjogren’s syndrome
Do’s and Don’ts of Raynaud’s Disease
Signs & Symptoms of Raynaud’s Disease
- The sequence of color changes in your skin in response to cold or stress
- Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or relief of stress
Medical advice for Raynaud’s Disease
Risk factors of Raynaud’s Disease
- Cold climate
Treatment for Raynaud’s Disease
- Surgery in some cases
- Chemical injections locally
Self-care for Raynaud’s Disease
- Stop smoking
- Regular exercise
- Stress control
During an attack:
- Move to a warmer area.
- Place your hands under your armpits.
- Wiggle your fingers and toes.
- Make wide circles, or windmills, with your arms.
- Run warm — but not hot — water over your fingers and toes.
- Massage your hands and feet.
Investigations for Raynaud’s Disease
- Lab tests