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After years of feeling alone. I am not. Thank you. by B.D. (NY)
I’m so thankful for this forum. It’s great to have the support when needed. by Raynaud’s Forum Member
Everyone with Raynaud’s should Like and follow the Raynaud’s Association, it’s the best source for information, both from the association itself and fellow followers. by J.W. (Facebook Fan)
I am thankful to have the Raynaud’s Association as a very important source of information, without you guys many of us would never know of the useful tips and information you share! by J. W. (Canada)
You people are doing excellent work. I was so worried about myself, went to so many doctors. Today I search your site and came to know what it is. by M.N. (Facebook Fan)
Raynauds.org has been an invaluable resource for my family…I’ve learned so much from your site and it has helped me to better care for my “frostie.” by M.R.
I’m happy to find a group that understands this disorder and is supporting it. Thanks! by L.K. (KY)
I am glad I found this site, and you, and now I have some hope and at least I can talk to people that have this…OMG! Thanks so much you’re a lifesaver… by S.F. (Facebook Fan)
Raynaud’s Association website provided with a wealth of information and tips on how to deal with this disease. I enjoy reading about the stories, experiences, symptoms etc. that other people share through their Facebook page. by S.
Great website! Nice to read about people just like me! No one in my family understands how debilitating this can be-especially with winters in Iowa. by L.H. (IA)
Welcome to the Raynaud's Association
- If your fingertips, toes or any other extremity become painful when exposed to cold temperatures, you might be suffering from Raynaud's phenomenon.
- If holding an iced drink - or putting your hands in the freezer - causes your fingers to turn blue (or white), you could be one of an estimated 28 million people in the US who have Raynaud's phenomenon.
- If air conditioning often triggers your fingers or toes to hurt, you might be experiencing a Raynaud's spasm.
The Raynaud's Association is here to help. We're a 501c3 non-profit organization providing support and education to the many sufferers of Raynaud's Phenomenon - an exaggerated sensitivity to cold temperatures.
What Is Raynaud's
Raynaud’s (ray-NODES) is named for the French physician Maurice Raynaud, who first recognized the condition in 1862. The disease causes an interruption of blood flow to the fingers, toes, nose, and/or ears when a spasm occurs in the blood vessels of these areas. Spasms are caused by exposure to cold or emotional stress. Typically, the affected area turns white, then blue, then bright red over the course of the attack. There may be associated tingling, swelling, or painful throbbing. The attacks may last from minutes to hours. In severe cases, the area may develop ulcerations and infections, which can lead to gangrene.
Raynaud’s can occur as a “primary” disease; that is, with no associated disorder. It can also occur as a “secondary” condition related to other diseases, such as scleroderma, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Approximately 5-10 percent of all Americans suffer from Raynaud’s, but only one out of ten sufferers seeks treatment. Both men and women suffer from Raynaud’s, but women are nine times more likely to be affected. Some researchers estimate as many as 20% of all women in their childbearing years have Raynaud’s.
Although it’s been over 100 years since Raynaud’s was recognized, little is still known about the condition, its cause, or its cure. The Raynaud’s Association seeks to raise awareness and understanding of this perplexing phenomenon.
In The News…
Our Sponsor at Infracare is generously giving away 10 pairs each of their socks and touchscreen-friendly glove liners designed to keep Frosties warm. To be one of the 20 lucky Frosties to receive one of these products, it’s never been easier to win. All you have to do is post your name and request for Infracare’s Glove […]
We found an article covering Raynaud’s symptoms affecting the nipples in the Hippocratic Post, a global blogging site based in the UK specializing in medical issues. The author Caroline Goldstein was ahead of most sufferers, as her medical studies made her aware of the condition responsible for her painful fingers and toes on frosty days that […]
This season we’re featuring products from Hammacher Schlemmer that can potentially bring warmth and comfort to Raynaud’s sufferers. This is a merchant that often features products of interest to Frosties during the cold weather season, and this winter we found quite a few! All products are covered on the company’s Lifetime Guarantee. Cordless Heated Bath […]
Several members shared their product recommendations that help get them through the cold times. Valerie shared a device called the BedJet Bed Climate Control System. It looks like a little vacuum that sits under the bed and connects to a hose that blows warm (or cool) air under the sheets. Your smart phone acts as […]
We found an article published on WarmCool.com (yes, that’s really the site name!) titled “41 Warm Up Tips for Home and Work.” As the title suggests, it’s full of ideas and information for Raynaud’s sufferers. It’s an interesting site, but difficult to categorize, as it’s part product reviews, part blog and part buying guide (an Amazon […]
Want to be the host of our new Hot Product Videos? Then we’d like to meet you! We get great feedback on our Marketplace Product Reviews, but believe it’s time to take these to the next level and make them into video reviews. If you’re articulate, energetic, creative and entertaining, then send us a link […]
Fellow Frostie Bev from New Mexico shared with us this educational Raynaud’s video produced by Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology titled “Raynaud’s Phenomenon: What You Should Know.” It does an excellent job of explaining Raynaud’s, differentiating primary vs. secondary forms and reviewing current treatment options. Here’s the video narrated by Dr. Zsuzsanna McMahan from the Johns […]