Raynaud’s Phenomenon : What You Should Know | Johns Hopkins Medicine

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- Raynaud's is a condition that results

in decreased blood flow to your fingers and toes

when you're exposed to cold, stress,

or changes in relative temperature.

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It can cause symptoms of numbness or tingling

to the affected areas and cause a color change

in your fingers to white, blue,

and then often a red discoloration

that follows the episode.

Patients can be affected who don't have

another connective tissue disease

and typically that type of Raynaud's

is called Primary Raynaud's and it mainly affects

young women in their teens and 20s.

Symptoms typically improve over time.

Many patients often have full resolution of symptoms

by the time they're in their 30s or 40s.

However, there's a second type of Raynaud's

called Secondary Raynaud's that affects patients

with connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma,