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Description of Raynaud’s disease

According to dictionary definition  DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  Raynaud’s disease is a rare disorder of the blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes. It causes the blood vessels to narrow when you are cold or feeling stressed. 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, loss of blood flow can cause sores or tissue death.
There are two types of Raynaud €™s disease:1. Primary Raynaud’s happens on its own. The cause is not known.2. Secondary Raynaud’s, which is caused by injuries, other diseases, or certain medicines.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Common risk factors are:1. Cold climate2. Gender (Women are more prone)3. Family History  4. Age (those over age 30)  Signs and Symptoms  According to dictionary definition  Symptoms usually depend on the frequency and severity of the disease. Common ones are:1. Cold fingers or toes2. Color changes in your skin in response to cold or stress3. Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or stress relief  Treatment and PreventionAccording to dictionary definition  Treatment for Raynaud’s may include drugs to keep the blood vessels open. There are also simple things you can do yourself, such as:1. Soaking hands in warm water at the first sign of an attack2. Keeping your hands and feet warm in cold weather3. Avoiding triggers, such as certain medicines and stress  NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

 

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