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Raynaud’s Disease Stack

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Fingertips that feel tender or numb after being exposed to chilly temperatures may point to Raynaud's disease. It caused when the smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin become narrow thus, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. Reports have shown that women are more affected whith this condition and appear to be more common in people who live in colder climated. Symptoms of which may include cold fingers or toes, color changes in the skin in response to cold or stress, and numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or stress relief. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

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Abnormalities of magnesium metabolism have been reported in people with Raynaud's disease. Magnesium deficiency results in blood-vessel spasm, which may be helped with supplementation.
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Studies show, people with Raynaud's disease who were given L-carnitine showed less blood-vessel spasm in their fingers in response to cold exposure.
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The herb Ginkgo has been reported to improve the circulation in small blood vessels and reduce pain in people with Raynaud's disease.
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Fatty acids in evening primrose oil (EPO) inhibit the formation of prostaglandins, which promote blood vessel constriction. One study found that supplementing with EPO reduced the number and severity of attacks.
3gVitamin B3 (Niacin)
3 to 4 grams daily of inositol hexaniacinate. A variation on the B vitamin niacin, inositol hexaniacinate has been shown to reduce arterial spasm and improve peripheral circulation.
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4 grams of EPA per day. Supplementing with fish oil may reduce the severity of blood-vessel spasm.
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Other nutrients are needed by the body, along with EPO, to make PGE1. Consequently, some experts suggest that magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, niacin, and vitamin B6 should be taken along with EPO.
Refrences
  • Horrobin DF. The importance of gamma-linolenic acid and prostaglandin E1 in human nutrition and medicine. J Holistic Med 1981;3:118-39.



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