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I had never heard of Raynaud’s disease until last year, when a friend told me about it. She showed me her fingers and how white they were. She told me of the pain she was experiencing. I then encountered another woman with the same issue. Is this common I thought? And how painful to have tingling and numbness in your hands and/or feet!

Raynaud’s disease is the term used to describe a vascular disorder of the circulatory system in the extremities(fingers, toes,ears and nose). When you have Raynaud’s you experience a hyper reaction to cold temperatures or touching a cold item. Individuals with this symptom can experience a range in the intensity of a “Raynaud’s attack” from mild lack of sensitivity in the fingertips to an extreme level of complete numbness, an unbearable sense of icy cold fingers and hands that turn a pasty white accompanied with acute pain.

According to the Mayo Clinic, doctors don’t completely understand the cause of Raynaud’s attacks, but blood vessels in the hands and feet appear to overreact to cold temperatures or stress. Raynaud’s occurs in two main types, primary or secondary. Primary is the most common and occurs without an underlying disease or associated medical problem that could evoke vasospasm. Secondary is caused by an underlying problem and even though is not as common, can be a more serious disorder. Some of these underlying causes are scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren syndrome, disease of the arteries, carpal tunnel, injury due to overuse, smoking, injuries, certain medication, and chemical exposure.

Regarding treatment of Raynaud’s disease, the Mayo Clinic recommends taking medication or even surgery if wearing extra layers of clothes does not help. From what I understand, if you don’t treat the problem, you can have tissue damage and that can lead to needing surgery, or worst case scenario, amputation! And ladies, if you take birth control, it affects your circulation and may make you MORE prone to attacks.

Here is where L-Arginine comes to the rescue! It is a circulation helper. It will help to increase blood flow in your vessels, even in your red blood cells! It comes as a supplement to help you and it really works.  It tastes great and is easy to use and does not have side effects because it’s a supplement not a drug. Why not try this first before medication or surgery, or toughing it out? It may take a few months to work because your vessels are so clogged but it will work! We don’t get our bodies messed up overnight, so we can’t expect overnight results with treatment sometimes.

Please give L-Arginine a try. You will be so glad you did! This is just ONE of the reasons to take L-Arginine. There are so many other great benefits to taking L-Arginine. 

Send me an e-mail if you want more information.

To your best health,
Melissa                                                                                       

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