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Ray·naud's disease

A circulatory disorder caused by insufficient blood supply to the hands and feet and resulting in cyanosis, numbness, pain, and, in extreme cases, gangrene.

[After Maurice Raynaud, (1834-1881), French physician.]

Raynaud's disease

(Pathology) a disease, mainly affecting women, in which spasms in the blood vessels of the fingers or toes restrict blood flow to the affected part, which becomes pale, numb, and sometimes painful. Often shortened to: Raynaud's
[named after Maurice Raynaud (1834–81), French physician who first described it]

Ray•naud's′ disease`

a vascular disorder characterized by blanching and numbness of the fingers or toes upon exposure to cold or stress.
[1880–85; after Maurice Raynaud (1834–81), French physician, who described it]
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Up to 10 million people are affected by these symptoms in the UK, yet research reveals that only 4% realise they may have Raynaud's disease.
NOBODY likes feeling the biting cold, but if you're suffering from Raynaud's disease, winter can be a particularly painful season.
I few years ago I was told I had Raynaud's Disease which would explain the awful discomfort and white fingers, and made me realise I wasn't being quite such a wimp after all.
Raynaud's phenomenon is a common but under-recognised condition.
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Raynaud's phenomenon, first described in the mid-1800s by Maurice Raynaud, is a considered a vascular disease present in 3% to 5% of the general population.
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Raynaud's phenomenon is a common condition thought to affect up to 10 million people in the UK.
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Two-year-old Gracie Hughes is under the spell of Raynaud's disease, and turns blue when she is exposed to the cold.