The Raynaud’s Association is a national non-profit (501c3) organization whose mission is to provide support and education to the millions of sufferers of Raynaud’s Phenomenon, an exaggerated sensitivity to cold temperatures.
The Association seeks to raise awareness and educate the public about Raynaud’s, which can be painful and, for some, may cause serious blood vessel damage. The organization also works to help people understand that Raynaud’s should not be dismissed as a mere nuisance. Seeking medical attention is important both to find treatment and to rule out the possibility that an underlying, serious disease may be causing Raynaud’s symptoms.
We know the pain and frustration Raynaud’s causes. It can inhibit lifestyle and leisure pursuits, hinder the ability to perform various jobs, and affect relationships with others who are unsympathetic and uneducated about the condition.
But Raynaud’s doesn’t need to be a “life sentence.” Raynaud’s sufferers can find ways to limit Raynaud’s episodes, techniques for protecting extremities from the cold, and ideas for dealing with family, friends and co-workers who do not understand how painful and problematic Raynaud’s can be. This site is designed to be a useful first step in the learning and sharing process.
The Raynaud’s Association is fortunate to have the support and input of some of the world’s top medical researchers. Our distinguished Medical Advisory Board is helping us to keep track of the newest research and its implications.
You are one of the vital links in this clearinghouse of information. Some of the best tips and strategies come from other Raynaud’s sufferers. They provide mutual support and share practical tips and solutions from their own experiences. We invite you to participate as both a contributor and as a user of this information. Join our Discussion Forum, tell us your story through our site’s Tell Us About You contact form, or Contact Us directly for one-on-one assistance.