Summertime and Raynaud's Phenomenon

Posted by Lori Algar OTD, OTR/L, CHT on Mon, May 23,2016 @ 12:29 PM

For those with Raynaud’s Phenomenon, warm summer temperatures can provide relief for many. Despite rising summer temperatures, air conditioning and cool evenings can cause 5-30% of people to still have to consider the cold.

Raynaud’s phenomenon is characterized by an excessive temporary vasoconstriction that commonly occurs in the fingers and is often triggered by cold temperatures or a stressful situation.  The symptoms of Raynaud’s include pain in the affected region, discoloration, and the sensation of cold and/or numbness.

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