Raynaud’s disease can make certain parts of your body, especially the fingers and toes, go numb and make them turns white as a result of cold or stress. In this disease the small arteries prevent a stable blood supply in these areas.
At this point you need to know that women are more prone to this disease. In addition, people that live in colder climates often suffer from this disease. For many people this disease is not serious, but it can surely affect the quality of your life.
The symptoms are:
- Cold hands or fingers
- Change in the color of the skin under the influence of cold or stress
- Numb feeling when the stress is passing or when entering in a warm room
If you suffer from this disease you should know that in such situations usually, first your fingers will turn white and then they turn blue and go numb. As the circulation improves some of your body parts can even turn red, swollen and in some case you can even feel pain.
Raynaud’s disease can also affect the nose, lips, ears and even nipples. It usually takes about 15 minutes of warming-up to bring the situation back to normal.
If the situation does not improve you need to visit your doctor immediately!