What causes Raynaud’s to flare up?
Exposure to cold, such as putting your hands in cold water, taking something from a freezer or being in cold air, is the most likely trigger. For some people, emotional stress can trigger an episode.
Can Raynaud’s cause miscarriage?
How Is Raynaud’s Linked To Miscarriage? Many patients that have Raynaud’s are not aware that they have an underlying autoimmune disease. Any autoimmune disease can lead to miscarriage, because in most cases, the body fails to turn off the immune attack against the embryo.
What foods to avoid if you have Raynaud’s?
Eat a healthy diet
Always try to maintain a balanced, healthy diet and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Some food supplements have helped Raynaud’s sufferers, including evening primrose oil, gingko biloba and fish oils. Certain foods are also believed to help, like ginger, garlic and spicy food.
Should I be worried about Raynaud’s?
This causes the affected areas to turn white and blue. When blood flow returns, the skin turns red, and may throb or tingle. In very rare, severe cases, the loss of blood flow can cause ulcers or tissue death, but usually, Raynaud’s is not dangerous—it’s just painful and frustrating.
Can you have a baby with Raynauds?
Most children with Raynaud’s phenomenon have no complications. While they may not outgrow their condition, it likely won’t get any worse and they’ll live a normal life. For the rare few with secondary Raynaud’s, there is a risk of tissue damage if their condition is severe and their attacks tend to last a long time.
What is the best medication for Raynaud’s?
Calcium channel blockers are the class of drugs most widely used for treatment of Raynaud syndrome—especially the dihydropyridines (eg, nifedipine, nicardipine), which are the most potent vasodilators. Nifedipine is the customary first choice.
Does pregnancy help Raynaud’s?
On the positive side, if you suffer with Raynaud’s phenomenon as part of your disease, your symptoms may lessen, or temporarily disappear because pregnancy increases your inner body temperature and increases the amount of blood resulting in more warm blood going to fingers and toes.
Does coffee worsen Raynaud’s?
Caffeine (found in things like soda, coffee and chocolate) and nicotine (cigarettes) can make a Raynaud’s attack worse because they constrict blood vessels.
Does sugar make Raynaud’s worse?
Blood Sugar Regulation
Many have found relief by implementing a ‘paleo diet’, this can later be transitioned into a more inclusive whole foods based, Mediterranean-like diet with no refined sugar. For others, a food allergen may be causing inflammation and blood sugar imbalances that may exacerbate Raynaud’s symptoms.