This site/blog explains everything about Raynaud's Phenomenon in normal human language,
no sophisticated and scientific words, but everything discussed here have a scientific base.

This blog is created, in the hope that it will help the people affected by this disease.
Kindly use "Index" for a better experience. (Given on right hand side.)

Monday, September 12, 2011

About Raynaud's Phenomenon

Normally, people are confused about these three names: "Raynaud's Phenomenon", "Raynaud's Disease", and "Raynaud's Syndrome".

The phenomenon in which, a disorder causing discolouration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally nose and earlobes is discussed; is known as Raynaud's Phenomenon. So, this includes both, Raynaud's Disease and Syndrome.

Further, Raynaud's Phenomenon is usually separated in two categories:

Raynaud's Disease (also known as "Primary Raynaud's phenomenon"), when there is no any other disease that caused the Raynaud's thingy.*

In this Raynaud's thingy, vessels that supply blood to the fingers and toes (the digits) contract. When this happens, blood can't get to the surface of the skin and the affected areas turn white and blue. When the blood flow returns, the skin turns red and throbs or tingles.

*1: As you might have suspected, the spelling of "Raynaud's Phenomenon" is long and pretty boring to type, so hereafter, we will call it "Raynaud's thingy".
No offence intended towards Dr.Maurice Raynaud.

(For scientific details, please see What Happens in Raynaud's Phenomenon?)
Warm Regards,
Kiran :-)

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