Raynaud's diseaseRaynaud's disease is a condition when the fingers, toes, nose tip or ears become cold and numb. Besides coldness and numbness, you may also notice that the color of these parts of the body is changed and you may experience tingling or burning sensation. The cause of Raynaud's disease is narrowing of the blood vessels which then cannot supply enough blood to your fingers, toes, nose or ears. Raynaud's disease can be triggered by cold temperatures or stress. Certain disorders and diseases can also cause Raynaud's disease, such as scleroderma, arthritis, lupus or blood vessels diseases. There are other factors which can increase the risk of Raynaud's disease. Such factors include smoking, exposure to chemicals, injury or medications.
Homeopathic RemediesThere are a number of homeopathic remedies which can help you deal with Raynaud's disease. Arsenicum is a homeopathic remedy which is recommended for people who experience cold sensation, followed by burning, itchiness and swelling. If you are restless and you do not tolerate cold very well, Arsenicum is the best remedy for you. Another homeopathic remedy is Carbo veg. This remedy is for people whose skin turns pale or red. Other symptoms include cramps in fingers or toes, and weakness or numbness. Chelidonium is recommended for additional symptoms of Raynaud's disease, such as headache, and pain in the neck or shoulders. Hepar sulf. is for people who are sensitive to cold and who are insecure and easily irritated. Sepia is a remedy which is excellent for persistent symptoms, followed by tiredness or constipation. Another homeopathic remedy is Veratrum alb. which is recommended in cases when the skin becomes pale or blue, or very cold. Other symptoms which occur are chills, cramps, vomiting and diarrhea.
You can also use some natural remedies for Raynaud's disease. Such remedies include ginkgo biloba, evening primrose oil and fish oil. You should also take supplements, especially magnesium, vitamin E, and inositol hexaniacinate.
PreventionIn order to prevent the symptoms of Raynaud's disease you should keep the hands, feet and ears warm in cold weather. Always wear gloves, warm boots, scarf and hat when you go outside. Also make sure that you are warm enough when you are inside. It is recommended to do regular exercises because they will promote your blood flow and improve your overall health. You should avoid cigarettes and coffee since they can increase the risk of Raynaud's disease. You should also try to avoid stressful situations as much as you can.