A Simple Guide To Raynauds Syndrome, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions Kenneth Kee

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A Simple Guide To Raynauds Syndrome, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions by Kenneth Kee
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Raynaud’s SyndromeWhat is Raynauds Syndrome?Raynauds Syndrome is a rare transient vasospasm of small arteries of the hand precipitated by cold.Arteries are major blood vessels that deliver blood from the heart to different parts of the body.MoreRaynaud’s SyndromeWhat is Raynauds Syndrome?Raynauds Syndrome is a rare transient vasospasm of small arteries of the hand precipitated by cold.Arteries are major blood vessels that deliver blood from the heart to different parts of the body.Raynauds Syndrome is a rare disorder of the blood vessels usually more in the fingers and less in the toes.People with this disorder have attacks that cause the blood vessels to narrow.There is typical whiteness and blueness of fingers.When this happens, blood cannot get to the surface of the skin and the affected areas turn white and blue.When the blood flow returns, the skin turns red and throbs or tingles.In severe cases of Raynaud’s syndrome, blood flow loss results in sores or tissue death.Cold weather and stress can spark off attacks of Raynaud’s syndrome.Vasospasm (narrowing of the blood vessels) of the arteries reduces blood flow to the fingers and toes.Rarely, the disorder involves the nose, ears, lips and nipples.There are two main types of1.

Primary Raynaud’s Syndrome (also called Raynaud’s disease), the reason for this condition is not known.Primary Raynauds disease is more frequent and is likely to be less severe than secondary Raynauds phenomenon.2. Secondary Raynaud’s Syndrome has an underlying disease, condition, or other factor.This form of Raynauds is often known as the Raynauds phenomenon.Minimal or no blood flows to affected body parts during an attack.Consequently, the skin may turn white and then blue for a brief period of time.The affected areas may appear red and throb, tingle, burn, or feel numb as blood flow returns.If you have primary or secondary Raynauds Syndrome, cold temperatures or stress can trigger Raynauds attacks.In both types of Raynauds Syndrome, even mild or brief changes in temperature can cause Raynauds attacks.Removing something out of the freezer or being exposed to temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit can cause the fingers to turn blue.Most people who have Raynauds Syndrome have no long-term tissue damage or disability.However, people who have severe Raynauds Syndrome can develop skin sores or gangrene from prolonged or repeated Raynauds attacks.Gangrene is the death or decay of body tissues.What are the causes of Raynauds Syndrome?Often the cause of Raynauds Syndrome is not known.People in colder climates more commonly develop Raynauds Syndrome than people in warmer areas.Causes are:1 .Classically cold precipitated, more common in winter2.

Emotional factors such as fear and anxietyIt may happen secondary to other conditions:1 .Auto immune disease such as SLE2. Arterial compression syndrome from cervical ribs3. Hypothyroidism4. Pulmonary hypertension5. Medicines such as ergotamine6. Vinyl chloride exposure7. Low immune patients such as cancerIt occurs more commonly in women and usually rare in menWho is at Risk for Raynauds Syndrome?The danger factors for primary Raynauds Syndrome (Raynauds disease) and secondary Raynauds (Raynauds phenomenon) are different.



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