Raynaud's Disease

Raynaud’s disease affects the blood vessels, usually the ones of the digits and toes. The trigger for Raynaud’s disease to manifest is stress and cold, in the presence of which blood vessels tend to narrow. The phenotype of this phenomenon is white and blue fingers and toes. When the temperature gets back to normal or stress is relieved, blood vessels function gets back to normal. 

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Are your fingers and toes sensitive to cold weather? If so, you might have a blood vessel disorder called Raynaud's disease. For folks who have Raynaud's disease, the cold causes their blood vessels to overreact. I personally don't have Raynaud's but some of my patients do and I've heard it can be q...

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