Raynaud's disease is named after the French physician Maurice Raynaud, who first recognized the condition in 1862. The disease affects blood flow to the extremities which include the fingers, toes, nose and ears when exposed to temperature changes or stress. The definition of the disease by U. S. Department of Health & Human Service can be found at their website under the title of
What is Raynaud's Disease
When Raynauds disease attacks, 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.
Raynaud's can occur as a primary disease where there is no other associated disorder, or as a secondary condition of other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
There are millions of American suffer the Raynauds disease. In general, Women are more likely to have Raynaud's disease and people who live in colder climates suffers more than people in warm climates.
There are several therapies available to relieve the suffering of the disease. Among them, the
Far Infrared Raynauds Gloves have been shown to be effective and been liked by many. The
raynauds gloves can increase the blood circulation to the extremities and avoid the raynauds disease attacking triggers. A placebo controlled study on the therapeutic effectiveness of the Far Infrared Raynauds gloves was published on Alternative medicine magazine in 2002. You can read the article following the URLs : Therapeutic effect of Far Infrared Gloves on Raynauds disease