February is Raynaud’s Awareness Month – You can get involved by spreading the word, hosting a Catch up with a Coffee, following us on social media and keeping the conversation going. #KnowRaynauds
Up to 10 million people in the UK have a form of Raynaud’s and yet our research shows that nearly half of UK adults don’t know any of the signs of Raynaud’s disease. That’s why it’s so important that we continue to raise awareness.
Too many people just live with Raynaud’s without knowing what it is and how they can manage the symptoms better. For roughly 300,000 of them it’s a sign of an underlying condition. So we don’t want people to ignore it any more. By sharing your stories of what it is like to live with Raynaud’s we are encouraging others to take action.
The NHS writes that “Raynaud’s affects your blood circulation. When you’re cold, anxious or stressed, your fingers and toes may change colour.
Other symptoms can include:
- pins and needles
- difficulty moving the affected area
Some people also find that their ears, nose, lips or nipples are affected.
The symptoms of Raynaud’s may last from a few minutes to a few hours.
Raynaud’s is sometimes caused by another health condition, taking certain medicines, or working with vibrating tools for a long time.”
Head here for further information and advice about living with Raynaud’s
Source: SR UK Raynauds Org NHS
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Yeah! And my rheumatologist named it, but just said wear socks. 😩
Oh no, he sounds like a sympathetic rheumatologist (NOT)