Raynaud’s Disease

Statistics suggest Raynaud’s is very common, affecting around 10 million people within the UK alone, and population worldwide,and affects more women than men.It can start any age but tends to initiate around the mid 20s

Raynaud’s Disease, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon or just Raynaud’s

There are two types of Raynaud’s:

1 – Primary – when the condition develops with no other contributory factors

2 – Secondary – when the condition is caused by other ill-health, i.e. auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, atherosclerosis

What is Raynaud’s?

Raynaud’s is a common condition that affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body – usually the fingers and toes.

What causes Raynaud’s?

Cold weather or temperatures, stress and anxiety are all factors that can trigger the symptoms of Raynaud’s. This occurs because your blood flow is restricted, when the blood vessels go into temporary spasm.

It is very common to see the tips of the fingers or the toes go white. Numbness, pain, and pins and needles are also symptoms. It is also referred to as “white finger/toe”, “wax finger/toe” or “dead finger/toe.”

Although primary Raynaud’s is not serious it can be very uncomfortable, and the symptoms can last from a few minutes to several hours. There is also no cure for Raynaud’s but there are some useful tips to control or reduce the discomfort and the cold feeling.

How to Relieve the Discomfort of the Symptoms of Raynaud’s

Because the areas affected are mainly in the fingers and the toes we suggest:

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