So, you just went to the Doctor and they diagnosed you with Raynaud's
Up to this point, you had never heard of this condition before, and you
didn't even know that there was a name for your fingers, hands, toes and
yes, even your nose from turning white and going numb.
Well, this annoying condition is more common than you might have thought
and so many individuals, just like you, are learning what to do about it.
What is Raynaud's Disease?
Raynaud's Disease is the term used to describe
a vascular disorder of the circulatory system in the extremities
(fingers, nose and toes).
When you have Raynaud's Disease you experience a
hyper reaction to cold temperatures or touching a cold item.
Individuals with this syndrome can experience a range in the intensity
of a "Raynaud's attack" from mild lack of sensitivity in the fingertips
to an extreme level of complete numbness, an unbearable sense of icy
cold fingers and hands that turn a pasty white accompanied with acute
If you experience the symptoms above and do not
suffer from any other medical condition, you have what is called
"Primary Raynaud's". The restriction of blood flow to the
extremities can be frequent but temporary and more common in women than
men. Statistics show more cases of this condition in cold climates and
in the winter months.
"Secondary Raynaud's" or Raynaud's Phenomenon,
is more often associated with another underlying medical condition
like Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Scleroderma, nerve damage or
even a reaction to chemicals and medications. Some individuals that are
suffering from emotional stress, can also experience Raynaud's attacks.