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Raynaud Phenomenon (cont.)

Raynaud's Phenomenon Risk Factors

Some people are more likely to develop Raynaud's phenomenon compared to others. Risk factors that have been identified include the following:

  • Gender: Primary Raynaud's phenomenon is more common in women than men.
  • Raynaud's phenomenon may occur at any age but is most common between the ages 15-35.
  • The disorder is more common in populations who reside in cooler climates.
  • If someone in the family has Raynaud's phenomenon, then there is an increased risk of a family member developing the disorder. Approximately one-third of cases of Rayanud's phenomenon occurs in first-degree relatives.
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