Are you new to the conversation about a not-so-familiar condition? You may have heard it referred to as a phenomenon or even a disease. According to the Raynaud’s Association, 5-10 percent of Americans have this condition. When cold or feeling stressed, a person’s affected body part can experience color changes, temperature changes, numbness, and pain. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is helping her patients understand the basics.
Why does Raynaud’s seem rare?
Raynaud’s is a condition that affects how blood flows to parts of the body, including your toes. For some people, the symptoms are underreported or dismissed. The goal of the awareness month is to tell others about the symptoms and encourage people to seek medical help. According to the Foundation, only 1 in 10 people will recognize their symptoms and seek treatment. There is much work to do.
What is the proper name for Raynaud’s?
A person has Raynaud’s Disease, which is also known as Primary Raynaud’s if they haven’t been diagnosed with an underlying disorder. If someone has an underlying condition, such as frostbite or rheumatoid arthritis, they have Raynaud’s Phenomenon or Secondary Raynaud’s.
Am I at risk?
This condition can affect anyone, so don’t rule out your symptoms. Contact your doctor. Keep in mind that women are affected nine times more often. Many people receive a diagnosis around puberty.
Is there help?
While there is no cure, doctors can work with patients to manage attacks that can range in severity. Creating a care plan early is the best way to live with this disorder.
Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.