What is Living With Raynauds Disease?
Living With Raynauds Disease is a dedicated patient-to-patient support community for patients and families affected by Raynaud's Disease.Living With Raynauds Disease is powered by BensFriends.org, a group of patient support communities for rare diseases, and is run by volunteer moderators who have been affected with Raynaud's Disease.
Living With Raynauds Disease?
If you or your family has been affected by Raynaud's Disease, consider Living With Raynauds Disease your second home. Living With Raynauds Disease, as well as the rest of BensFriends.org’s patient communities, is free for members to join.
What is Raynaud's Disease?
Raynaud's (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas (vasospasm).
Women are more likely than men to have Raynaud’s disease, also known as Raynaud or Raynaud’s phenomenon or syndrome. It appears to be more common in people who live in colder climates.
Treatment of Raynaud’s disease depends on its severity and whether you have other health conditions. For m
What is BensFriends.org?
In 2007, Ben Muñoz suffered a rare form of stroke caused by an Arterio-Veinous Malformation (AVM). He was unable to find the support he needed during the most difficult time, so he created an online support community AVMSurvivors.org to connect with others like him. AVMSurvivors.org led to the founding of BensFriends.org, driven to provide patient-to-patient support communities for people living with rare diseases.
BensFriends.org is a network of patient communities for people living with rare diseases. Launched in November 2007, Bens Friends provides valuable patient support by creating and running compassionate, responsive communities. BensFriends.org maintains dozens of patient communities and has changed thousands of lives. Bens Friends is supported by donations from its principals and community.