Natural Treatment for Raynaud’s Disease: Home Remedies & Supplements for Peripheral Artery Disease

Raynaud’s disease is a little understood circulatory disorder that causes the fingers and toes to go numb. Epidemiological Studies have shown a strong correlation between Migraine, Angina and Raynaud’s Disease. Supplements, home remedies and massage therapy have been effective in the management of this peripheral artery disease.

What is Raynaud’s Disease?

Raynaud's Phenomenon
affecting the hands
The Raynaud’s disease affects the tiny arteries that carry blood to the skin of the fingers, toes, nose and ears. Cold weather triggers a spasm in these blood vessels, thus depriving these areas from oxygen. The skin changes color and goes numb.

There is no known cause for the disorder. More women than men are affected by the disorder. The condition is seen in people having migraine, atherosclerosis, hypothyroidism and rheumatoid arthritis. When there is a medical cause for the ailment, it is called Raynaud’s phenomenon.
Cold temperatures and stress are significant triggers.
Smoking and Caffeine are linked with increased risk of developing the condition.

Raynaud’s Disease Symptoms 
  • Temporary color change occurs in the affected area, first white; then red-blue.
  • Tingling numbness and reduction in temperature
  • Gradual change in skin texture
  • Sores may develop on the tips of the affected area.

 Natural Treatment for Raynaud’s Disease (Peripheral Artery Disease): Supplements   

    Vitamin E beneficial in
    peripheral artery disease
  • Vitamin E: vitamin E improves the flow of blood through the arteries; have 400 I.U. everyday.
  • Vitamin B3: vitamin B or niacin is very important to mange tingling numbness. Niacin enhances the blood flow to the extremities. Have 2 supplements of niacin daily. It shows wonderful results.
  • Magnesium: 400 mg of magnesium is recommended per day. However, do consult your doctor if you have a kidney disease. Magnesium exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, and helps relax constricted blood vessels.

Home Remedy for Peripheral Artery Disease and Poor Circulation Symptoms: Home based Treatment 

Primrose oil: primrose oil is extremely effective in the management of tingling numbness associated with Raynaud’s disease. The gamma linoleic acid in primrose oil significantly improves the symptoms.Massage the oil in to your fingers and toes; it allays the symptoms effectively.

Make sure you also remember the following guidelines:

  • Stay away from caffeine and smoking which contains nicotine; they constrict the blood vessels.
  • Protect your fingers, toes, nose and ears from the cold. Wear gloves, mittens and socks. While reaching in to the freezer use thick gloves.
  • Ensure that you do not injure the affected areas.