Raynaud’s Syndrome and Cold Hands

Raynaud’s Syndrome and Cold Hands

Raynaud’s Syndrome is a medical condition that causes cold hands due to reduced blood flow to the area. The blood vessels retract, and this causes the sensation of cold hands. This can be painful, cause low dexterity and make it nearly impossible to work at a desktop computer. While uncomfortable, the outbursts are not dangerous and will not cause any other issues. As time progresses, one will most likely feel a slight worsening of the symptoms. It is currently not known how to prevent this condition.

We have spoken to many people who suffer from Raynaud’s Syndrome that have experienced cold hands because of the condition. Many of these people use gloves at their workspace, which obviously makes it a hassle to use a desktop computer. They have searched for an alternative that enables them to work normally and not require the use gloves at work.

Raynaud’s Syndrome can cause white fingers and cold hands.
Raynaud's Syndrome

Symptoms of Raynaud’s Syndrome

  • During cold and moist weather, your fingers will be cold.
  • After some time, they might turn white.
  • Your fingers might feel “dead” or stiff.
  • Typically, it is not all fingers, but only some fingers that are affected.
  • During the rewarming process of your fingers, they might feel prickly. They will take on a blue hue and sometimes will feel slightly painful.
  • Between the outbursts of Raynaud’s Syndrome, you will not experience any symptoms.

Primary Raynaud’s Syndrome and Secondary Raynaud’s Syndrome

The most common version of Raynaud’s Syndrome is the primary one. It can often be very mild, and sometimes even go unnoticed by the affected person. Sometimes it even resolves itself on its own.

Secondary Raynaud’s Syndrome is less common and is usually a side effect of a larger condition. This version of Raynaud’s Syndrome tends to be more serious. The symptoms of secondary Raynaud’s Syndrome often occur later in life than those of primary Raynaud’s Syndrome – typically starting around age 40.

How to Manage Raynaud’s Syndrome

  • Keep warm. It is beneficial if your hands and feet are warmed up, but it is also helpful to keep the rest of your body warm.
  • Do not smoke cigarettes, as this might aggravate the condition.
  • Use moisturizing cream on dry hands.

One of the easiest ways to keep your hands warm while working, where you need full mobility in your hands, is to use the Envavo Heatbuff. Our product uses infrared waves that naturally increase the blood flow and therefore help with the symptoms of Raynaud’s Syndrome. We have tested the product on people with both Arthritis and Raynaud’s Syndrome and we have seen great results with satisfied customers. This is extremely important to us, as we have seen and heard how much of a difference our product makes for them.

We believe that the Envavo Heatbuff can make a huge difference in many people’s lives. If you have any questions whatsoever about our product or anything related to it, we encourage you to contact us. Please note that we are not physicians or licensed medical specialists and therefore cannot provide medical advice.

5 Reasons You Get Cold Fingers

5 Reasons You Get Cold Fingers

One of the most common reasons that one can get cold fingers is that they have circulation problems. These problems occur when your heart can’t pump out blood efficiently, which is then experienced as the sensation of coldness, numbness or tingling in your fingers as they are the furthest from your heart.

Raynaud’s Syndrome is also a common cause of cold fingers, as it is a condition which narrows the blood vessels in the fingers and is triggered by cold or stress. In extreme cases, the fingers will turn completely white as there is no blood flowing. After this, they will turn blue while little to no blood flows until they turn back to red as the blood vessels open and the blood returns to the fingers.

Adrenaline can trigger cold fingers as well. With the way our bodies are built, adrenaline forces blood to flow towards the larger muscle groups like our legs, as it was a way of ensuring survival during our more primitive stages of evolution. If you are a gamer, stressful situations or making great plays can trigger adrenaline in your body, which can then cause you to get cold fingers.

Certain medication, as crazy as it may sound, could also be causing you to get cold fingers. Many medications constricts the blood vessels, particularly in your arteries. This can also be related to Reynaud’s Syndrome, as the condition is one of the side-effects of some medications. Some of these medications include beta-blockers, which are commonly prescribed to regulate blood pressure.

Smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict, while it also causes plaque buildup in the arteries, which further reduces blood flow to the extremities. This can cause cold fingers, just like those in the cases of those induced by medication.

Our solution for desktop PC users who suffer from cold fingers is the Envavo Heatbuff. Through its compact and intelligent design, you are able to heat up your hands through infrared waves, which also helps to invigorate the natural blood flow. The infrared waves cause the blood vessels to expand, so your heart is able to flow blood to your cold fingers and regain their warmth.