15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019, 2:22 pm
By:James Fraser

Raynaud's disease or Raynaud's phenomenon is a health condition where blood doesn't flow to fingers, toes or other body parts in response to cold or emotional stress. Cold or stress narrows thinner blood vessels carrying blood to parts like fingers and make them go numb and look pale. People who are suffering from advanced stages of this condition may suffer from tissue damage. This disease mostly affects people living in colder climates. Here are fifteen things only people suffering from Raynaud's can understand.
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1.You Have to Deal with This More Often

This picture that scares common people is a common thing to those who are suffering from Raynaud's.


You Have to Deal with This More Often-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand

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2.Hand and Toe Fingers are Mainly Affected

Usually, fingers are mostly affected, but on a bad day, your toe fingers can turn pale as well.


Hand and Toe Fingers are Mainly Affected-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


3.You are Addicted to Heating Sources

Anything that's hot or warm is your favorite! You love your cup of tea, laptop, or just about anything that's capable of producing heat!


You are Addicted to Heating Sources-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand

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4.Wearing Gloves is Mandatory

Wearing gloves on a chilly day is optional for common people, but not for you. Like it or not, you still have to wear your gloves.


Wearing Gloves is Mandatory-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


5.When You Don't Find Gloves...

You have to grab something hot. You have no choice except a heating source like a coffee cup to stop your fingers from dying.


When You Don't Find Gloves...-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand

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6.Or... Run Your Fingers Under Hot Water

You always have this thing running in the back of your mind. You have your arrangements at home, but when you have to leave your place, you always search for alternatives.


Or... Run Your Fingers Under Hot Water-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


7. An Air Conditioner is More than Enough to Trigger the Condition

The temperature doesn't necessarily be freezing for the condition to kick in. An air conditioner on medium temperature can do that too.


 An Air Conditioner is More than Enough to Trigger the Condition-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand

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8.You Don't Even Dream of Touching Something Cold

 It's not just the climate or temperature, even just touching something that's cool can make your fingers freeze. 


You Don't Even Dream of Touching Something Cold-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


9.Anything Less than 70 Degrees is Dangerous

Your body hates it when the temperature around you drops less than 70 degrees. If you live in colder climate, the struggle is worse.


Anything Less than 70 Degrees is Dangerous-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand

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10.When Your Blood Rushes Back in...

Finally, a moment of relief as blood starts to flow through fingers or other affected areas. Your fingers or other body parts turn purple upon receiving blood.


When Your Blood Rushes Back in...-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


11.It Doesn't Feel Great Either

It's good to see your fingers coming back to normal, but you got to deal with few painful moments as it feels like your fingertips are getting pinned.


It Doesn't Feel Great Either-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand

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12.Sometimes You Hope to Have a New Pair of Hands

It sucks when you suffer from health conditions that are not common. Not a lot of research has been put into it. There are pills to treat, but you know they don't often work.


Sometimes You Hope to Have a New Pair of Hands-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


13.You Hate Snow

Deep inside you may want to go out in snow and play, but there is no choice for you except hating it. Watching people play around cold stuff alone can make you uncomfortable.


You Hate Snow-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


14.You Can't Stop Noticing Those Cold Things Around You

Air conditioner, refrigerator, snow, ice, soda, ice cream - unlike common people, you see them with an entirely different perspective.


You Can't Stop Noticing Those Cold Things Around You-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


15.You Wish To Move to a Tropical Country

The only painless and risk-free treatment for Raynaud's is moving to tropical countries where temperatures are usually very high!
People suffering from secondary Raynaud's are at more risk of tissue damage. Consistent and long term attacks can cause gangrene, which may result in amputation. The risk is high among people who don't take necessary precautions to keep the condition under control.


You Wish To Move to a Tropical Country-15 Things Only People With Raynaud's Will Understand


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