It is rare but it can really freak you out!
A resident of Cork City, Ireland, suffers from a rare disorder that makes the peripheral parts of her body, fingers, for example, turn completely white and go numb when exposed to cold or stress. Monica, the woman, suffers from what is known as Raynaud’s Syndrome wherein the blood vessels become narrow reducing the flow of blood to part of bodies, turning them white and numb.
Her daughter, Julie, shared the image of her mother's fingers and spoke about the rare syndrome on Twitter where it immediately went viral as not many people knew about it. She wrote: "whenever it’s cold outside and my mam doesn’t wear gloves her fingers do this is it not the freakiest thing you’ve ever seen like they go completely dead she can’t even feel them."
whenever it’s cold outside and my mam doesn’t wear gloves her fingers do this is it not the freakiest thing you’ve ever seen like they go completely dead she can’t even feel them pic.twitter.com/a4QSkUIZh6— jules🌻 (@meretome) April 14, 2021
As reported by the Sun, she said: "My mum suffers from a condition known as Raynaud’s Syndrome and has had it for around 20 years." She added: "It causes the blood vessels in her fingers to narrow so blood can’t get to the surface of the skin, causing them to go completely white and numb. This usually happens to my mum in winter or when there’s a sudden drop in temperature." She said: "It's definitely at its worst in January. Sometimes gloves help but if it’s anything below two-three degrees, it’ll happen regardless if she’s wearing them or not."
I suffer too. Blood pressure tablets I had from doctor. Done nothing. pic.twitter.com/eQxJCfuszY— Kyle (@Kyle_Thomas8) April 15, 2021
The worst part about the disease is that as of yet no actual cure is present and most of the people suffering from this disorder have to use extreme precautions about not exposing themselves to cold or stressful conditions that may trigger this numbness. Patients usually complain saying that the pain remains for quite some time even when the blood flow returns.
I feel like I’ve found my family on this thread 😅 Raynauds is very annoying pic.twitter.com/fKC1yS4OZb— Millie (@mbaenglish1) April 15, 2021
While it is a rare condition, her post felt relatable to many who suffer from the same condition and shared their own difficulties as well.
Every bloody time I go outside this happens and it also happens in my feet 🤦🏼♀️🤣 pic.twitter.com/4mmClo5LYB— NIAMH (@niamhlmao) April 15, 2021
i couldn’t not join in on this thread (and I’d also add a nice blue colour too alongside the yellow 😂) but yes it’s Raynaud’s!!! pic.twitter.com/UXHh3zBz7x— Holly Gabrielle (@veganhollyg) April 16, 2021
Similar thing happens myself! Found doing a few windmills helps get the blood back into the fingers quickly pic.twitter.com/zuN6lHrtjW— Hayden Moore (@mrhaydenmoore) April 14, 2021
While they may suffer from the condition and may have a few tips on how to manage it best one is advised to speak to a physician in case they show symptoms too.Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.