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How do you cope with Raynaud's syndrome in cold weather? Is there maybe an ointment that helps improve circulation or something?

Alcohol helps, but I don't want to go out wasted every single time.
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>>2499703
That looks rough anon. How did you get Raynaud’s Syndrome? Isn’t that the same thing that old-school loggers would get because there was too much vibration in their chainsaws?
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>>2499703
Girlie pianist hands.
Real talk. You stay the fuck inside. Otherwise you're liable to lose your tips. Sleep well, run the heat, bundle up, and use Viagra.
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>>2499703
>improve circulation
viagra?
term you're looking for is "vasodilator"
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Heated gloves are a godsend, expensive but a necessary part of your kit. People with Raynauds have climbed Everest, they’ve been to both poles, they’ve worked at Antarctic research stations, competed in the Iditarod. It’s not a death sentence but you have to pack smart. Hand warmers, heated gloves, layered gloves, watch your kit. Trekking poles with summer cork handles can cause reactions in some people, look for foams instead. Also, mittens >>>> gloves in that regard.
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>>2499703
Its called cold fingers. You get it because you are not fit.
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>>2499703
If blood flow to the extremities is being restricted (due to contraction of veins and capillaries), it's because your hypothalamus has determined that your core temperature is too low.

This autonomic function can be localized, which in this case most likely means that your hands are too cold, and therefore that you need to wear gloves. That's the treatment, not self-medication.

You would need a vasodilator (it make blood tube open wide) if you wish to force your body to work incorrectly.
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>>2499705
>Isn’t that the same thing that old-school loggers would get because there was too much vibration in their chainsaws?
No idea about that, I've always had bad circulation in my hands and feet. There is no issue with my circulation otherwise.
>>2499706
>>2499708
The pic is from google, and I'm perfectly comfortable at home. Outside is the problem.
>Viagra
I was thinking more along the lines of something topical to minimize the possible side effects. And wouldn't I be walking around with a boner after taking it?
>>2499711
I've actually switched from gloves to fingerless glove mittens because someone told me that, it really did help a decent amount but it's still not enough. Heated gloves sounds like an overkill.
>>2499713
I am fit. Maybe on the skinnier side but still within healthy BMI.
>>2499715
I get it even if my core is completely warm and comfy, it's limited to my fingers and toes.
>You would need a vasodilator (it make blood tube open wide) if you wish to force your body to work incorrectly.
Incorrect or not, do you know if they come in a topical form factor?
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>>2499724
You are not fit. This does not happen to fit people. Fit people know what to do if the extremities start freezing.

Hint: How about you run for 10km and see if you can't answer your own question.
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>>2499731
I exercise and go on 15-20km hikes semi-regularly, that's fit enough for me. Couldn't care less if I'm not fit by some aspie subhuman's idiosyncratic set of standards.
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>>2499731
Not that guy but I'm a long distance trail runner, my cardiac health and VO2 is better than most, but I still get this. Helicoptering your arms rushes blood to the extremities which helps, but really you just have to cover up best you can
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>>2499724
Get some grey market cialis it lasts much longer than viagra. And ED drugs don't give you a boner. They improve bloodflow everywhere. So when you do get a boner, it's just better.
Cialis boosts test. Improves skin, boosts hair growth, lowers blood pressure, and makes your normal erection 15% fuller.
There's basically no downsides.
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>>2499703
raw ginger, raw garlic, and 2 shots of whisky in the evening.
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>>2499703
I had it growing up, don't have it at all now. Then again, I moved from Minnesota to Florida a few years ago. I probably still have it but being in a warmer climate has made it disappear. Where are you from OP? Maybe try moving somewhere warmer like I did.
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>>2499731
This happens to fit people who have this lame ass syndrome. I am fit as fuck and it sucks. Having to wear 2x pair of gloves to chop wood is gay. Having to wear gloves when its below 50 degrees sucks even when its sunny. Its not so bad when lifting heavy or doing fast cardio but that relief only stays while your heart rate is elevated.
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>>2499833
>I am fit as fuck
That's what they all say, fattie
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>>2499835
Sure thing faggot.
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>>2499836
Post abs
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>>2499837
abs
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>>2499837
im bulking rn but i could bust your brakes off
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>>2499703
b1, or just all b vitamins in general
look it up
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>>2499724
>Heated gloves sounds like an overkill.
It's not. You need something in case you're days or hours away from a warm place that can work like jumper cables. If you have raynauds you're packing extra hand warmers and bringing electric gloves, either that or you're never taking your gloves off for any reason the whole time you're out. If you go the latter route, I recommend some sort of stylus for your phone if you must use one and making all food/water mitten-accessible.
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i used to get this BAD. my cure was radical exposure to cold weather -swimming in the ocean in winter. Over time i have hardly encountered the symptoms again
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>>2499724
i don't think you want to use those OP. For instance, alcohol is a vasodilator; it'll make you feel warmer potentially, but it'll also lower your blood pressure. What about exercise?
I have a similar issue. My hands and arms are always cold, even when my core is sweating. Horrible, but keeping my heart beating is the only thing that helps
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>>2499705
Don’t listen to this wiener. Reynolds is a genetic and usually passed down through the father, there isn’t anything you can do to cure it, only manage the symptoms.

That said, gloves with heaters in them are fantastic if you’re not active but being active does help. I have it, it’s not as bad as the photo but it does suck. Good luck!
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>>2500449
Yeah, people who say they have some kind of uncurable genetic circulation disease are lying to themselves because they are pussies.
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>>2499715
>If blood flow to the extremities is being restricted (due to contraction of veins and capillaries), it's because your hypothalamus has determined that your core temperature is too low.

blood flow to extremities can be restricted for a variety of reasons. Blood thickening, clotting, coagulation, etc can all inhibit flow on a localized level.

>>2499724
>I get it even if my core is completely warm and comfy, it's limited to my fingers and toes.

lots of things can cause inadequate circulation. Things which thicken blood can contribute.
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>>2499703
I have that, pretty much as bad as in the photo. It sucks. Just wear thick gloves a lot. Basically just over compensate, you're gonna need more layers than the average person will.
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>>2499703
get a pair of good fingerless gloves for when its not full-on glove weather but still chilly outside.
that's what worked for me.
if you have 100bux to spend get bison down or alpaca instead of synthetic or merino wool. its worth it.
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>>2499715
>>2500665
only thing dumber than these two chuckefucks is taking medical advice from this board
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I have pretty bad extremity circulation as well, to the point of shaking if it's just "kinda" cold, I just war gloves and wool socks
Wear leggings since its the largest muscle and has both arteries and veins
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>>2499703
Wim hof breathing, you can get the bloodflow going in just a few minutss
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>>2500502
It's not necessarily genetic, it can also be triggered by nerve damage
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>>2499705
>Isn’t that the same thing that old-school loggers would get because there was too much vibration in their chainsaws?

yes probably much like it. The wiki for raynauds says people who use string trimmers also tend to experience it. Not sure if it's vibration or perhaps the motors producing electromagnetic fields which can induce localized clotting and inhibit blood flow.

>>2500502
>Reynolds is a genetic

citation required
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>>2500884
wiki also says caffeine and smoking are associated with severity, obviously in conjunction with cold exposure. This matches my experience..
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>>2500865
i went from running very hot to a shivering bundled up pussy from a surgery.
might be something totally different affecting ya guys. see a doctor. there's a lot of stuff that can cause cold sensitivity that can be ruled out from a simple blood test.



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