Suffering with the horrible pain and chill caused by Raynaud’s?
Doctors tell us that Raynaud’s disease, a disorder that affects your fingers and toes is caused when the blood vessels narrow when you feel cold or stressed.
Primary Raynaud’s disease occurs on its own, while secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon happens along with other health issues you may suffer.
Characterised by feelings of numbness and cold in response to cold temperatures or high stress levels, Raynaud's disease causes the smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin to become narrow which limits the blood circulation to those affected areas.
There are a few techniques to help you to reduce your attacks, such as:
- Keeping your hands and feet warm and cosy
- Wear far infrared thermal gloves and therapy socks
- Wear layers of loose clothing and a hat when you're feeling cold
- Do not smoke
- Avoid medicines that worsen your Raynaud’s symptoms
- Control your stress levels with relaxation techniques
- Exercise regularly to improve blood circulation
Generally, Raynaud's affects your fingers and toes. Sometimes, Raynauds symptoms can also affect other areas of your body, including your nose, lips or ears. Wearing Thermomedic far infrared therapy clothes can assist to provide the feeling of gentle warming to help improve blood flow to return to the affected area.