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RAYNAUD’S DISEASE

Having cold, painful, numb fingers and toes could be symptoms of Raynaud’s. It is a common condition (up to 10 million sufferers) which affects the small blood vessels in the extremities of the body.

One of the first things you will notice is a change of colour to the skin. The extremities will go white or a blueish colour as the blood flow to the area is restricted and then finally flushing bright red when the blood flow returns when your environment warms.

If this condition causes you distress then a visit to the GP is advised, however managing the condition will help. Try not to put yourself into situations where you cannot keep the extremities warm.

More info can be found on the Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK website¬†www.sruk.co.uk

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