7 Facts You Should Know About Raynaud’s
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, here are some facts about Raynaud’s.
1. Raynaud’s causes the blood vessels to narrow in cold and stress situations, mostly in the fingers and toes.
2. Primary Raynaud’s happens on its own while secondary Raynaud’s will happen with other health conditions.
3. Primary Raynaud’s is the most common form of this disease.
4. Primary Raynaud’s usually starts between 15 and 25-years-old and is most common in places with colder climates and is more likely to affect women than men.
5. The secondary form is most common in people with connective tissue conditions, such as scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, and lupus and it tends to start from the age 35 to 40.
6. Workers who are around certain chemicals or people who use tools that vibrate, such as jackhammers may be more likely to get the secondary form.
7. Other possible causes may include, blood vessel diseases, carpal tunnel syndrome, some over-the-counter cold medicines, some narcotics or some medicines used to treat high blood pressure, migraines, or cancer.
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