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Raynaud's syndrome
 
Standard Definition

Raynaud's syndrome is a condition where blood vessels in the fingers and toes (and sometimes earlobes, nose and lips) constrict. Often triggered by cold or emotional stress, episodes may last minutes or hours. The constriction causes the affected part to turn pale or white, often blue and then as the blood vessels dilate again the rush of blood makes the tissue turn red. It is often quite painful. Women are affected five times more often than men.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

The blood vessel constriction may be stimulated by nerve triggers (eg. stress, nerve damage), blood vessel damage (eg. frostbite), inflammatory or immune reactions.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Repetitive physical stress (eg. using vibrating tools such as chain saws or jackhammers, typing or playing the piano)
  • Drug use, including some cancer drugs, narcotics, and over-the-counter cold medications
  • Electric shock injury
  • Previous frostbite
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension
  • Exposure to cold
  • Psychological stress
  • General medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus, and carpal tunnel syndrome
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Changes in skin colour in the fingers or toes and sometimes in the nose, legs, or earlobes (may occur in three phases: white, blue, then red)
  • Throbbing, tingling, numbness and pain
  • Deterioration of pads on fingertips or toes
  • Gangrenous ulcers near fingertips
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Hormonal testing
  • Drug, Herb and Nutrient assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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