Is It Raynaud’s Disease or Bad Circulation?

Are your cold hands the result of poor circulation or something more? Answer these questions to find out.

Everyone’s hands get cold when it’s chilly outside, but for millions of women with Raynaud's disease their hands turn blue. If you think you might have this condition, you need to answer two questions:

1. Are you more sensitive to cold than others?

2. Do your fingers turn white or blue when exposed to the cold?

You answered “yes” to either question, it could be an indication that you may have Raynaud’s disease. Raynaud's causes blood vessels to tighten, resulting in poor circulation, discoloration of the hands and even pain or numbness. It is very common among women ages 20 to 40. If you think you have the symptoms of Raynaud’s disease, contact your doctor for consultation.