What Causes Raynaud's Phenomenon?
To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of Raynaud's phenomenon we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow Raynaud's phenomenon to develop?"
Diagnose your symptoms now!
- understand what's happening to your body
- check your overall health status
- identify any nutritional deficiencies
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind Raynaud's phenomenon consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to Raynaud's phenomenon. Here are five possibilities:
- Lupus (SLE)
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
- Silicone Disease
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
major inflamed cuticles
poor recovery from exertion
history of tender muscles
specific muscle weakness
high sensitivity to bright light
unexplained high fevers
dark urine color
recent silicone breast implants
... and more than 70 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of Raynaud's phenomenon:
|Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Cardiovascular Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about Raynaud's phenomenon:
Do you have Raynaud's Phenomenon (extreme loss of circulation to fingers and/or toes)?
→ No / don't know
→ Probably had it / minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of Raynaud's phenomenon or Raynaud's phenomenon, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
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