Raynaud’s syndrome is one of the two expressions of Raynaud’s disease. The two types have the same symptoms, except that in the case of the first it is a physical cause of the problem, while in the second it manifests itself as a cold or stress causes the symptom, but they are not at the origin of the circulatory deficiency.
What are the symptoms?
This syndrome is a very rare problem of the circulatory system in the blood vessels of the toes and toes.
In the first phase, it manifests itself as a vasoconstriction reaction (narrowing of the vessels) in these areas. Because of this, the traffic will be interrupted, causing the affected parts to turn white and blue.
Symptoms begin with numbness or pain in the extremities before moving on to the main, recognizable sign of the blue fingers.
When blood flow returns to normal, the skin turns red and feels palpation or tingling. The worst cases can cause wind or tissue death due to a lack of blood.
The causes of Raynaud’s syndrome are the following:
- Connective tissue diseases. Scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, cold agglutinin disease, polymyositis, SLE, dermatomyositis, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
- Eating Disorders is another cause of this syndrome, Anorexia Nervosa, and Malnutrition.
- Vascular disorders: Buerger’s disease, atherosclerosis, thoracic operculum syndrome, Takayasu’s arteritis, and subclavian aneurysms.
- Adverse drug reactions: beta-blockers, ergotamine, cyclosporine, sulfasalazine, cancer treatment, such as chemotherapeutic agents and bleomycin, and certain anthrax vaccines.
- Jobs site. If you work in a place where you are constantly exposed to the cold. These jobs can be frozen food packers or refills in the refrigerator. Constant work with machines that produce vibrations, such as holes, pipes, etc. Besides this exposure and exposure to chemicals can be another cause because you are exposed to vinyl chloride or mercury.