What You Need to Know About Raynaud's Phenomenon

Treatment for Raynaud's Phenomenon

At this point, there is no cure for Raynaud's phenomenon. Therefore, the goals of Raynaud's treatment are to reduce the number and severity of attacks and to prevent tissue damage and loss in the fingers and toes.
 
Most doctors are conservative with treatment recommendations for this condition that is, they recommend non-drug treatments and self-help measures first. Doctors may prescribe medications for some patients, usually those with secondary Raynaud's phenomenon. In addition, patients are treated for any underlying disease or condition that causes secondary Raynaud's phenomenon.
 
(Click Raynaud's Self-Help Strategies for more information on treatment methods that do not require medication.)
 

Other Medical Conditions

While not a cause of Raynaud's phenomenon, certain factors can increase the chances of developing secondary Raynaud's phenomenon. Secondary Raynaud's phenomenon risk factors include people with:
 

Other Names for Raynaud's Phenomenon

Other names for the condition include:
 

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