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Blog posts tagged with 'raynaud's syndrome'

Raynaud's Disease and beta blockers - How beta blockers contribute to Raynaud's Disease

Raynaud's disease is a painful vasospasm that is triggered by exposure to cold. There are a number of contributing factors to Raynaud's including use of beta blockers. This article explores how beta blockers increase the symptoms of Raynaud's disease.

Raynaud's Disease - Symptoms and treatment options

What's the difference between Raynaud's disease and Raynaud's phenomenon? This article explores the differences and treatment options for Raynaud's disease and Raynaud's phenomenon.

Raynaud's disease and treatment options

What causes Raynaud's phenomenon and Raynaud's Disease? A review of the literature may result in more confusion than be of help. Many authors associate Raynaud's disease with connective tissue disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma. Medications, including birth control and beta blockers are often cited. Anxiety and mood disorders are also cited as contributing causes. Thsi article discusses treatment of Raynaud's disease with warming L-arginine cream.

Why do my hands hurt so badly after they've been cold?

Cold exposure, particularly to the distal extremities (fingers and toes) results in profound vasospasm, limiting blood flow. As the fingers and toes are re-warmed, many people experience significant pain that is described as severe as grasping broken glass. Why does this happen? Let's take a look and see if we can describe why fingers and toes can hurt so much upon re-warming.