Friday, 29 September 2017

Raynaud's Awareness Month - October





Raynaud's is the constriction of the blood vessels cutting off the blood supply to usually, the extremities, such as hands and feet, but it can also affect other body parts. 

The above image shows:

on the left, a 'normal' healthy person's body heat temperature- as indicated by the red hands and arms. Showing body temperature to be between 32-35 degrees Celsius. 

the middle and far right thermograph images show a decrease in body heat temperature, as demonstrated by the blue and non-red areas to the hands. This is caused by the constriction and narrowing of the blood vessels to those areas. 


There is currently NO CURE for Raynaud's, and its cause is relatively unknown. 

In extreme cases, it can cause tissue death leading to gangrene and possible amputation.  






To view the EULAR treatment guidelines, Click here 

To view Thermograph Video, Click here  

To view Thermograph image, Click here    

To view Nailfold Capillaroscopy equipment (used to identify possible blood vessel damage), Click here 

To read My Raynaud’s reality, Click here   

To read My ‘Invisible Disability’ experience, Click here




   
Please DONATE to help fund medical research into the cause and cure for Raynaud's, at the Raynaud's Unit, The Royal Free Hospital, UK.

All of your monies will be used for medical research purposes only. 

#RaynaudsFreeWorld #RaynaudsAwarenessMonth

Facebook Page: Raynauds Unit Royal Free Hospital
  
Twitter: @RaynaudsRf 



Living the dream, hoping for a cure ....

 

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