Author Topic: Raynaud's Syndrome?  (Read 3644 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Raynaud's Syndrome?
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2019, 04:01:30 pm »
Flite, I suspect short-term capillary shut-down does little long-term damage.

Anecdata: my grandfather's fingers went white for decades but he died at 94 with all his digits in situ. My digits also go white when cold but are usually in good condition, with no signs of gangrene or permanent damage.

Limbs withstand poor or no blood flow for MUCH longer than vital organs like heart or brain. There are limits though.

Re: Raynaud's Syndrome?
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2019, 04:28:19 pm »
Thank you Helly and Chris.
That has cheered me up!

Re: Raynaud's Syndrome?
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2019, 05:41:41 pm »
Can I throw into the mix that numbness and discoloured fingers/nails can be caused by a clot in an artery? It hurts too, which in general Raynaud's doesn't.

hellymedic

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Re: Raynaud's Syndrome?
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2019, 07:35:06 pm »
Clot in an artery is a surgical emergency:
DO NOT PASS GO!
GO DIRECTLY TO HOSPITAL!

Consider asking someone to give you small amounts of cash for inevitable incidentals in the fullness of time...

An extremity with a blocked artery is
Pale
Painful (agonising, unbearable)
Pulseless
Perishingly cold
Numb (Paraesthesia)

Delay can cause loss of limb so act PDQ!

Arterial disease is one of the awful underpublicised problems caused by smoking.
A clot from a heart with atrial fibrillation can migrate.

Re: Raynaud's Syndrome?
« Reply #54 on: April 22, 2019, 09:27:10 pm »
<pedant> Raynaud's Phenomenon is not Raynaud's Syndrome/Disease, though it is a feature thereof...

The whole area is usually referred to as 'Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome'.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/vibration/hav/index.htm

Re: Raynaud's Syndrome?
« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2019, 08:40:57 am »
To demonstrate how 'stupid' raynaud's, this morning I rode in with fingerless mitts. 9C, don't need gloves. Hands were fine, got to work with them slightly cool. Pop into work shower. Hot water hits them, circulation immediately shuts down. Then a minute later pins and needles as they wake up "Oh, warmth, circulation can be restored.".

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