At least 1.5 million Americans suffer from lupus and associated ailments. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders.
As a result, sufferers of lupus can experience other related issues like Raynaud’s Disease. Lupus-related Raynaud’s results from inflammation of nerves or blood vessels. It can be triggered by stress or by cold temperatures.
People with Raynaud’s refer to the loss of blood in their fingers as an “attack.” These attacks can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. Those who experience Raynaud’s find that their fingers turn white, blue, or red if the temperature drops below 70 degrees. These “Frosties,” as some people with Raynaud’s call themselves, say that as the fingers warm back up they experience pain and discomfort. Raynaud's gloves can help provide comfort to sufferers of Lupus who experience this phenomenon.
Other Factors That Cause Cold Hands In Lupus Patients
Attacks are usually triggered by environmental or emotional conditions. These attacks can be related toa flare upof lupus or be experienced independently of any lupus-related event.
But our heat-generating gloves can help. Our gloves use a combination of next-generation technology, your own body heat and the environment. The result is a self-heating glove that warms up as you wear it without heating gel packs, batteries or wires. If you are looking for the best Raynaud's gloves or just looking for heated gloves to keep your hands comfortably warm when it's cold outside, when you wear FIBREHEAT® gloves, you don't have to choose between comfort and fashion.