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What is the treatment for purple mottled legs and raynaud's disease?

I am 46 years old and looking for a solution to a life long problem I have with 'purple mottled legs' this condition gets worse when it is cold. I also have a problem with Reynauds disease. is there any herbal remadies I can take? is it an auto immune disorder? Is is connective tissue illness and if so what do i take. i suffered from recurrent miscarriages betweeen my two children.
Mon, 9 Feb 2015
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
A history of purple mottled legs and worsening of condition when exposed to cold is suggestive of Raynaud's disease.
Raynaud's disease is an autoimmune disease and is treated with steroids.
The disease runs a chronic course with waxing and waning course.
Steroids have to be taken as the disease flares up or relapses.
Episodes have to be controlled with drugs.
The effect of herbal medications is questionable.
You need to stay in contact with your rheumatologist.
The recurrent miscarriages appear to be unrelated to the Raynaud's disease.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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