Raynaud's Phenomenon explained by Jenny Crozier on Today's Mama with help from the Mayo Clinic. #MCTD #raynauds

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Raynaud's Phenomenon explained by Jenny Crozier on Today's Mama with help from the Mayo Clinic. #MCTD #raynauds

In 1976 I started developing Raynaud's phenomonem which I now know was my first symptom of Scleroderma. Although people can have raynaud's with out having scleroderma most scleroderma patients have raynaud's and it tends to be the first symptom they experience.

In 1976 I started developing Raynaud's phenomonem which I now know was my first symptom of Scleroderma. Although people can have raynaud's with out having scleroderma most scleroderma patients have raynaud's and it tends to be the first symptom they experience.

Raynauds is the first and earliest symptom of Scleroderma and other autoimmune disease.  Don't take it lightly.

Raynauds is the first and earliest symptom of Scleroderma and other autoimmune disease. Don't take it lightly.

Article: High blood pressure dangers: Hypertension's effects on your body.  Read here http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20045868

Article: High blood pressure dangers: Hypertension's effects on your body. Read here http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20045868

Michelle Richard holds up her hands at her home in Halifax on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Richard has painful condition called Raynaud's disease, which causes her fingers and hands to transform colour from completely white, to blue and then red after exposure to a sudden change in temperature. (Mike Dembeck/The Canadian Press)

Michelle Richard holds up her hands at her home in Halifax on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Richard has painful condition called Raynaud's disease, which causes her fingers and hands to transform colour from completely white, to blue and then red after exposure to a sudden change in temperature. (Mike Dembeck/The Canadian Press)

Raynaud's disease causes some areas of the body to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or emotional stress, caused by a problem with the blood supply to the skin.

Raynaud's disease causes some areas of the body to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or emotional stress, caused by a problem with the blood supply to the skin.

The Raynaud's Association — provide support and education to the millions of sufferers of Raynaud's Phenomenon

The Raynaud's Association — provide support and education to the millions of sufferers of Raynaud's Phenomenon

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