Raynaud’s Disease Treatment in Dallas-Fort Worth
Raynaud’s Disease typically affects the fingers and toes. Those who have it often experience numbness and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. This is caused by the narrowing of small arteries that supply blood to your skin. As a result blood circulation becomes limited to affected areas.
There are two versions of this disorder: Primary and Secondary Raynaud’s.
Primary Raynaud’s. This is the most common form of Raynaud’s Disease.
Secondary Raynaud’s. This is usually the direct result of an underlying medical problem.
Common Raynaud’s Disease Symptoms
- Abnormally cold fingers or toes
- Skin color changes (often white or blue) in response to cold and/or stress
- Numbness, a prickly feeling or stinging pain when warming fingers and toes
Causes of Raynaud’s Disease
The most common cause is direct exposure to cold. Other triggers include emotional stress, smoking and caffeine. Other common causes include:
- Connective tissue diseases
- Diseases of the arteries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive action
- Certain medications
Raynaud’s Disease Risk Factors
- Gender. Women more likely than men to develop this condition.
- Age. Raynaud’s is typically seen in people between the ages of 15 and 30.
- Climate. Those who live in colder climates are far more likely to develop Raynaud’s Disease due to more frequent exposure.
- Family history. A history of other family members having Raynaud’s increases the likelihood of getting it.
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