Raynaud’s Disease (Phenomenon)
It is a disease that is usually seen in young girls and rarely in boys and progresses with spasm (contraction and narrowing) of the small diameter arteries of the hand, which can improve with age. Hands become pale, bruised, cold in emotional situations such as cold, stress, excitement, and even in the future, excessive bruising, wound opening, infection may occur on the fingertips. The reason is excessive sympathetic activity as a result of stress and vasospasm (narrowing) of the distal, fine-diameter arteries of the hand. Delay in diagnosis causes this advanced condition. Often the diagnosis is made on examination, additionally angiography or computed tomographic angiography may be helpful. The color change on the hands is evident with the hot and cold water test.