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

Hands and feet


Clients present with what symptoms?

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


Who is most at risk factors for this disease?

Males who smoke or chew tobacco


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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