February marks Raynaud's disease or Raynaud's phenomenon awareness month. The ME Association is helping to raise awareness of this condition as the symptoms can affect people with ME/CFS and Long Covid.
Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK (SRUK)
SRUK is the only national charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with scleroderma and Raynaud's disease/phenomenon.
“Raynaud's disease (Ray-nodes) means that the small blood vessels in the extremities such as the hands, feet, fingers or toes are over-sensitive to even the slightest changes in temperature, cold conditions and sometimes emotional stress.”
“In some cases, it is another health condition that causes the blood vessels to overreact, leading to Raynaud's symptoms. This is called secondary Raynaud's. The chances of having secondary Raynaud's are very low, since only 10% of people with Raynaud's will develop an associated condition.”