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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello doctor
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please proceed with your health query
User :   sir i am facing problem in my fingure due to cold
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ok
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what problem is it?
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could you describe your symptom in detail?
User :   actually in winter one of my right hand fingure truned white
User :   like no blood in it
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ok
User :   this is different from other four fingures
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ok
User :   but yse if i exposed my hand to cold water or air then other fingures also start truning white
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ok
User :   can u pls suggest me wht might be the reason
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i will explain what is happening to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is a rare disorder that affects the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to different parts of your body.
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is sometimes called a Raynauds disease/syndrome/or phenomenon. The disorder is marked by brief episodes of vasospasm (narrowing of the blood vessels).
Doctor :   This vasospasm of the arteries reduces blood flow to the fingers and toes.
Doctor :   making them to turn white
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or sometimes blue in some people
User :   but only one fingure is most affected
User :   and tht to in cold
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Rarely, the disorder affects the nose, ears, nipples, and lips.
User :   in summer everything else is fine
Doctor :   the cold seems to precipitate the vasospasm.
Doctor :   which causes the arteries to spasm
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and reduce or cut off blood flow
User :   ok
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usually for you what is happening is in one finger it is affecting more
User :   ok
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but when the cold stimulus is uniformly given to other fingers also, the same thing is happening
User :   yes for if i whld be in cold for long time it will affect other fingures also
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In most cases, the cause of Raynaud's is not known. and is called Raynaud's disease or primary Raynaud's.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Sometimes, a disease, condition, or other factor causes Raynaud's. This type is known as Raynaud's phenomenon or secondary Raynaud's.
Doctor :   Primary Raynaud's is more common and tends to be less severe than secondary Raynaud's
User :   sir is it sthing very serious?
Doctor :   If you have Raynaud's, cold temperatures or stressful emotions can trigger â??Raynaud's attacks.â?? During this attack, little or no blood flows to affected body parts.
User :   how can i cure it ?
Doctor :   resulting in, the skin turning white and then blue for a short time
Doctor :   Treatment options are dependent on the type of Raynaud's present
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Doctor :   yes i am very much here
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are you having problems in getting what i am saying?
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Treatment of primary Raynaud's focuses in avoiding the triggers causing the symptoms
User :   r u there ?
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there are three approaches in curing it
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User :   hello sir

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Proceeding with the chat
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I would give you certain tips to improve
Doctor :   General measures like avoid exposure to cold, vibration

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keep hands, feet warm
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Close your ears and keep them warm
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Avoid emotional stress as well
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In case there is a white attack
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put your hand in warm water
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and increase the temperature gradually
Doctor :   if there is no warm water available then put it in warm body cavity like armpits

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