Raynaud's Awareness Month 2018
Raynaud’s Awareness Month begins on the 1st February 2018 to remind us to raise our hands and help increase awareness and understanding of Raynaud’s and why it is important that everyone knows the signs and symptoms to look out for.
Raynaud’s is a common condition, affecting up to 10 million people in the UK. Raynaud's phenomenon can usually be diagnosed after an examination of patient history, symptoms and some blood tests.
You can start by asking your patient these questions:
Do your hands, fingers or toes ever look white or blueish/ purple?
Do you often have cold hands or feet?
There is now an online test you can encourage your patients to take.
Did you know? The facts about Raynaud’s…
1 in 6 people in the UK live with Raynaud's, a condition that affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body - usually the fingers and toes.
Primary Raynaud’s Disease affects women more than men - It especially affects women between the ages of 15 and 30, and as one would assume, it affects women in colder climates more than those that live in warmer climates.
Over 30% of individuals with primary Raynaud’s Disease have an immediate family member with the condition.
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