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Information about Raynaud’s Disease

We Have to Know about the Raynaud’s Disease

  • A condition that causes some areas of your body —  like your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and funky in response to cold temperatures or stress.
  • It’s a disorder of the blood vessels that offer blood to your skin.
  • During a Raynaud’s attack, these arteries slim, 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
  • Scleroderma
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Sjogren’s syndrome

Do’s and Don’ts of Raynaud’s Disease               

Signs & Symptoms of Raynaud’s Disease

  • The arrangement of color changes in your membrane in response to cool / stress
  • Numb, prickly feeling / stinging pain upon heating/reprieve of stress

Medical advice for Raynaud’s Disease   

Risk factors of Raynaud’s Disease

  • Cold climate
  • Smoking

Treatment for Raynaud’s Disease

  • Medicines
  • 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 heat — however not hot — water over your fingers and toes.
  • Massage your hands and feet.

Investigations for Raynaud’s Disease

  • Lab tests
Medical advice for Raynaud’s Disease
Causes of Raynaud’s Disease