Raynaud's Phenomenon Overview
Patient Comments Read 16 Comments
Raynaud's phenomenon is a vessel abnormality caused by overactivity of smooth muscle in the wall of arteries, leading to blood vessel spasms (vasospasms) of the small vessels that supply blood to the arms, legs, hands, and feet. Raynaud's phenomenon is usually diagnosed in people younger than 40 years of age and occurs five times more frequently in women than in men. The disorder is sometimes referred to as "white fingers disease."
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/27/2015
Shabir Bhimji, MD
Must Read Articles Related to Raynaud Phenomenon
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Raynaud Phenomenon:
Raynaud's Phenomenon - Describe Your Experience
Please describe your experience with Raynaud's phenomenon.
Raynaud's Phenomenon - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your Raynaud's phenomenon?
Raynaud's Phenomenon Pregnancy - Treatment
What was the treatment for your Raynaud's phenomenon?