In medicine, Raynaud's phenomenon is discoloration of the fingers or toes due to emotion or cold in a characteristic pattern in time: white, blue and red. It is associated with a large number of diseases (mainly forms of vasculitis and hence belonging to rheumatology), but is idiopathic in most sufferers and is then called Raynaud's disease.

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Raynaud's Disease Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Raynaud''s is more than simply having cold hands and cold feet, and it''s not the same as frostbite. Signs and symptoms of Raynaud''s depend on the frequency, duration and severity of the blood vessel...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Doctors don''t completely understand the cause of Raynaud''s attacks, but blood vessels in the hands and feet appear to overreact to cold temperatures or stress. When your body is exposed to cold temp...
Source: MayoClinic

Raynaud's Disease Prevention

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Prevention
... Raynaud''s is a condition that you may need to manage for life once it develops. But there are ways to help prevent attacks: Dress warmly outdoors. In winter, wear a hat, scarf, socks and boots, and m...
Source: MayoClinic

Raynaud's Disease Treatment

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Complications
... If Raynaud''s is severe — which is rare — blood circulation to your fingers or toes could permanently diminish, causing deformities of your fingers or toes. If an artery to an affected are...
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Treatment
... The aims of treatment are to reduce the number and severity of attacks and to prevent tissue damage. Doctors also want to treat any underlying disease or condition. Medications Depending on the cause ...
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Raynaud's Disease Other

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Questions and Answers about Raynaud''s Phenomenon
... Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder that affects the blood vessels in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose. This disorder is characterized by episodic attacks, called vasospastic attacks, that cause t...
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

   

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