It is more common in peoples of cold climate. Women are more sufferer than men.The common site of affection is finger and toes. In Raynaud’s disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas (vasospasm).

Symptoms

  • Hands affected by Raynaud’s disease
  • Fingers become bluish.
  • Numbness and tingline will be present.
  • Ulcers appears in the finger.
  • Cold fingers or toes
  • Color changes in skin in response to cold or stress
  • Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain
  • The affected areas of skin usually first turn white. Then, they often turn blue and feel cold and numb.
  • It can also affect other areas of body like nose, lips, ears and even nipples.

Causes

  • Cold temperature
  • Stress
  • Blood vessels in spasm
  • Connective tissue diseases like scleroderma
  • Other diseases that increase the risk of Raynaud’s include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome.
  • Diseases of the arteries like atherosclerosis.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive action or vibration. Typing, playing piano or doing similar movements for long periods and operating vibrating tools, such as jackhammers, can lead to overuse injuries.
  • Smoking
  • Injuries to the hands or feet like  wrist fracture
  • Certain medications like beta blockers, ergotamine etc
  • Family history
  • Exposure to certain chemicals, such as vinyl chloride.

 

Treatment:

  • Guducyadi kasayam
  • Pacanamrta kasayam
  • Aragvadadi kasayam
  • Mahamanjistadi kasayam
  • Nisottamadi kasayam
  • Satavari cinnaruhavadi kasayam
  • Saddarnam churna
  • Sudarsanam curnam
  • Kaisora guggulu –
  • Goksuradi guggulu
  • Trphala guggulu
  • Amrata guggulu

Lehyam

  • Cyavanaprasa rasayanam 20 gms  morning and night along with milk.
  • Trvrt lehyam 20 gms bedtime with milk for mala sodhanam.