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Raynaud's Syndrome may afflict up to 1 in 20 Americans.
This is a circulatory disorder that results in the hands sometimes feet
becoming hypersensitive to the cold.
When exposed to cold, small arteries in the fingers and toes
contract and spasm. As a result, they are deprived of oxygenated blood, and become whitish or bluish in color.
This syndrome may afflict up to 1 in 20 Americans.
Constriction of these vessels is a normal response to heat.
However, in Raynaud's, nerve receptors are overly sensitive to the slightest chill.
Most episodes are brief, and last only a few moments.
People with Fibromyalgia and Lupus sometimes have this
syndrome.
I have found that wearing gloves when exposing my hands to cold, such as looking in the freezer for tonight's dinner,
helps to stop the effect.

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