Vivre avec la maladie de Raynaud : la présentatrice TV écossaise Jenni Falconer parle de son expérience
April 9, 2018 13:56
La maladie de Raynaud est une maladie qui rétrécit les vaisseaux sanguins des doigts et des orteils quand il fait froid, ce qui signifie que la circulation sanguine est bloquée.
If you've ever wondered what Raynaud's disease looks like, this is it. People often mistake it for frostbite. It's not frostbite. I dress warmly. I wear gloves, even in the house sometimes. But there are times I just can't prevent an episode. Although it's a reaction to cold, it doesn't always have to be that cold. Sometimes a difference of just a couple degrees can trigger an episode for me. It can happen during summer if I'm drenched in sweat. It can even happen if I'm stressed out about something or having anxiety. But generally, this time of year is the worst for me. It's still chilly...and because it's always wet, the cold tends to penetrate more. Today it's cold and rainy, and I happened to be out running errands when this episode happened. I went immediately to my car and cranked the heat. When it happens, the small arteries in your extremities narrow, limiting blood flow to those areas, which causes them to turn purple or white and go numb. It can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes for the blood to return to those areas. For some, it can be really painful; I'm lucky my case is fairly mild. This isn't a pity post. Just trying to raise awareness. This is a condition people often don't know they have, or that goes undiagnosed. It's not just a case of bad circulation; it's something that's specifically triggered by cold. There are certain medications (calcium channel blockers or vasodilators) that have been known to help in more severe cases, but in my case, I just try to keep as warm as possible. #raynauds #raynaudsdisease #raynaudsdiseasesucks #raynaudsphenomenon