I am experience painful finger tips and nails.
I am a 57 year old male. I smoke 3-5 cigarettes per day, rarely drink alcohol, weight is 165 #
5'9" . During cold weather I have started exhibiting blanching ( Renaud like symptoms.
The pads on my finger are Naladog1particularly swollen.
At times my hands will show a purple hue.
The swelling and stiffness is more pronounced upon awakening.
The description of your symptoms, do indicate conditions like ââhypothyroidism, raynaudâs syndrome, coagulation disorders, ââautoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, lupus, SjÃ¶gren's âSyndrome, ââscleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.
The first step in diagnosis of the condition would be tests including a complete hemogram, a ââcoagulation profile, peripheral blood smear, thyroid function tests, coagulation factor assays, screening ââfor rheumatological conditions can be done. â
If your symptoms are due to Raynaud's, beyond proper thyroid treatment, avoiding or minimizing cold âââexposure is a key way to avoid symptoms. If you are a smoker, you should also stop smoking, as that is âââknown to aggravate symptoms. In severe cases medications may be prescribed to help control the âââsymptoms.
You may consult with your doctor or a hematologist for proper counseling and advice. â
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