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Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Names

Raynaud Disease 
Raynaud’s Disease
Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Description

Raynaud phenomenon is a disorder that limits blood flow to the fingers and toes, causing cold extremities and sometimes pain. This disease is made worse by cold temperatures. The amount of time that these extremities stay cold can vary.

Prevalence

As many as 1 in 10 people have Raynaud Phenomenon, with 200,000 additional cases diagnosed each year.

Typical Age of onset

Typically, this disease appears between the ages of 15-30, and is more common in women.

Symptoms

  • Cold fingers and toes

  • Fingers and toes that are pale, white, or blue

  • Feeling cold, numbness, or pain in these areas

  • When blood starts to return to these areas, fingers or toes that turn red, burn, throb, experience numbness, or tingle.