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Raynaud's phenomenon: Quiz


Question 1: Milder cases of Raynaud's can often be addressed by ________[23] or other techniques to help control involuntary body functions like skin temperature.
HypnosisAssociation for Applied Psychophysiology and BiofeedbackCognitive behavioral therapyBiofeedback

Question 2: Sufferers are more likely to have ________ and angina than controls.
HeadacheCluster headacheTension headacheMigraine

Question 3: Raynaud's phenomenon is the initial symptom that presents for 70% of patients with ________, a skin and joint disease.
SclerodermaErythema nodosumSystemic lupus erythematosusVasculitis

Question 4: The extract of the ________ leaves (Egb 761, 80 mg) may reduce frequency of attacks.
Flowering plantGinkgo bilobaCycadPlant

Question 5: In a study published in the November 8, 2005 issue of Circulation, ________ (Viagra) improved both microcirculation and symptoms in patients with secondary Raynaud's phenomenon resistant to vasodilatory therapy.

Question 6: Avoid ________ and other stimulants and vasoconstrictors that have not been prescribed to you by your doctor.

Question 7: When exposed to cold temperatures, the ________ supply to the fingers or toes, and in some cases the nose or earlobes, is markedly reduced; the skin turns pale or white (called pallor), and becomes cold and numb.
Blood plasmaRed blood cellPlateletBlood

Question 8: Treatment for Raynaud's phenomenon may include prescription medicines that dilate blood vessels, such as calcium channel blockers (________) or diltiazem.

Question 9: In ________, this sign normally disappears due to increased surface blood flow.
Sexual intercourseReproductive medicinePregnancyPrenatal development

Question 10: ________, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, and other antidepressant medications may reduce the frequency and severity of episodes if caused mainly due to psychological stressors.

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