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What We Actually Know About Raynaud’s

What We Actually Know About Raynaud’s

Nat 08/08/2022 4:01pm

Raynaud’s was first described in medical literature by a French doctor way back in 1862, and yet it remains a mystery to this day.  Why are women so much more likely to have it? (Even in Maurice Raynaud’s initial study group, 20 of his 25 patients were female).  We don’t know the answer... more »

The Top 3 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Got Diagnosed with Raynaud's

The Top 3 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Got Diagnosed with Raynaud's

Nat 06/14/2022 7:27pm

All of a sudden, I had a severe case. Navigating what to do wasn't easy. I faced all sorts of hurdles and wrong turns. Here are some takeaways I've gathered from my own experience dealing with Raynaud’s. The following is just one frosty's perspective. I hope you find something here that helps you... more »

Got Raynaud’s? Warm water may not be your friend

Got Raynaud’s? Warm water may not be your friend

Nat 06/11/2022 6:54pm

When I first started having multiple Raynaud’s flare-ups a day, I swear I spent half my life standing at a faucet. And why not? I thought I’d figured out the most reliable way to reinvigorate my white, bloodless fingers.  First, I’d adjust the knobs to the exact, not-too-hot... more »

Isolation and Hope: My Raynaud’s Journey

Isolation and Hope: My Raynaud’s Journey

Nat 05/30/2022 10:43am

Raynaud’s is one of those “invisible” disabilities that makes a person feel like no one understands. “Invisible?” you might be thinking. "What about the flamboyantly colored fingers that change hues as flashily as a chameleon?" Yes, Raynaud’s is viewable with the naked eye, but... more »

This Raynaud's Picture Cracks Me Up: Nice Try, Internet

This Raynaud's Picture Cracks Me Up: Nice Try, Internet

Nat 05/18/2022 2:28pm

As someone who has a bad case of Raynaud’s Syndrome, I gotta admit the image Google uses for this usually really unfunny malady cracks me up.  Type "Raynaud's" into the world's most popular search engine, and you'll see a girl clutching a SNOWBALL IN HER BARE HAND. She’s in mid windup... more »

Ray-nodes, Ray-nods, Ray-noh? How you REALLY say Raynaud's

Ray-nodes, Ray-nods, Ray-noh? How you REALLY say Raynaud's

Nat 04/13/2022 4:11pm

On top of having to deal with cold hands, people with Raynaud’s must grapple with … not even knowing if they're saying their disease's name right. Ray-NODS? Ray-NODES? Ray-NOH? Another pronunciation entirely? (Spoiler: yes actually!)I go through phases where I'll say it one way or... more »

How Raynaud's Spurred Me to Create the Thinnest Heated Gloves

How Raynaud's Spurred Me to Create the Thinnest Heated Gloves

Nat 02/24/2022 3:38pm

Hello, my name is Natalie, and I’ve got a bad case of Raynaud’s syndrome. It’s why my wife Nico and I started Toasty Touch and created the world’s first-ever Ultra Thin Heated Gloves specifically for people who suffer from this frustrating and poorly understood condition... more »