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Raynaud's Disease treatment

Description
Raynaud's is a type of auto-immune reaction where the smaller arteries in the fingers, toes, nose, etc. go into vasospasm, cutting off or limiting blood flow to the areas. There are two types of Raynaud’s; primary and secondary. Primary is just the numb fingers and toes, without an underlying cause. Secondary Raynaud’s is caused by other conditions such as: Scleroderma, Lupus, Rh View more...
Causes
Raynaud's is generally onset by cold and stress. It is most common in women between ages 15-40, and people who live in colder climates.
Prevention
There are several simple lifestyle choices that can help control Raynaud's symptoms: Don't smoke (it causes blood vessels to constrict), exercise to improve circulation, control stress, keep warm and avoid caffeine( it also causes the blood vessels to narrow).
Common Symptoms
Raynaud's is classified by numbness or prickly feeling in the extremities. The lack of blood flow to the area prompts a dramatic change of color in the affected area, varying from corpse-like whites to deep purple depending on the amount of blood flow. Attacks can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours depending on how quickly the area is either warmed or stress is removed.
Rare Symptoms
In more serious cases of Raynaud's or prolonged exposure to stress or cold the digit may become permanently damaged, or worst case may have to be removed.
Traditional Treatment
atenolol, inderal, metoprolol, nifedipine (Adalat CC, Afeditab CR, Procardia), amlodipine (Norvasc), felodipine (Plendil), hydralazine, prazosin (Minipress), doxazosin (Cardura), losartan (Cozaar), sildenafil (Viagra), fluoxetine (Prozac), Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, Micro vascular Surgery
Alternative Treatment
Omega-3 (Fish Oil), Ginkgo biloba, flavonoids, Niacin(vitamin B-3), Biofeedback
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