ETS does not cure Raynaud's Syndrome

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ETS does not cure Raynaud's Syndrome

Postby admin » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:03 am

Many surgeons no longer perform ETS to cure Raynaud's Syndrome (mostly due to re-occurrence of symptoms after a year or two post surgery).

In fact, Dr. Claes and Drott of the infamous Swedish surgical team state that two to three percent or so of their patients who get ETS for sweating or blushing problems develop cold intolerence in their hands and other extremities due to "insensitivity to surrounding catecholamines".

So therefore the conclusion is that ETS can in fact cause cold hands as a side effect in some people, while treating Raynaud's Syndrome patients with ETS is pointless in the long run.

Check out:

for further discussion of this "new" side effect of ETS.
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el tigre

Postby el tigre » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:51 am

I got colder hands after ets too. they even get cold in warmer tempratures sometimes. sux but i like my dry hands!!


Postby Guest » Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:18 am

I have apinful Raynauds afetr ETS. My fingers and toes go white

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Postby mermie » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:04 am

i dont think ets is a total cure for raynauds but it has been helpful
my hands no longer sweat but they do still get very cold in winter time i get chilblains sometimes but i see the positive in the summer when my hands r warm and sweat free
so some negative but i personally think the positive wins mermie xx

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Re: ETS does not cure Raynaud's Syndrome

Postby payal005 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:54 am

I got colder hands after ets too. but no problem because I likes dry hands.

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