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1

This disease is the obstruction and inflammation of blood vessels mainly where?

Hands and feet

2

Clients present with what symptoms?

Pale, blue, cold hands and feet; they may tingle or be painful.

3

Who is most at risk factors for this disease?

Males who smoke or chew tobacco

4

What are the treatment goals?

There is no cure, only symptom control; teach client to stop smoking, dress appropriately for weather, and try to reduce life stressors

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