Sanatorium Uzdrowiskowe Augustów,ul. Zdrojowa 3/5/7

Raynaud's disease


Raynaud's disease



Raynaud's disease is manifested by the feeling of cold, bruising and tingling in the hands and feet, less often in the ears and mouth. The accompanying pain and the onerous symptoms hamper the quality of life of the people affected.

Very few are aware of the Raynaud's disease, but the problem affects as much as 5-10% of the population. Surprisingly, it mainly affects young people between 15 and 45 years old. Research shows that the occurrence of the disease is four times higher among women than men.

It may affect individuals of various occupations - from pianists and office workers to the cold storage staff and mining machinery operators.

The most common symptoms of Raynaud's disease are the feeling of cold, as well as bruising and tingling in the hands and feet. The symptoms are caused by the contraction of the arteries which hinders the export of blood rich in oxygen. The accompanying pain and troublesome symptoms impact the quality of life.

Augustów Medical SPA is the only facility in Poland to run the Raynaud's Diagnosis and Rehabilitation Program in consultation with specialists from the Medical University of Białystok.

The Rehabilitation Clinic of the Medical University of Bialystok has developed a program of non-pharmacological therapy of the Raynaud's symptom, under the direction of prof. Anna Kurliszyn - Moskal, the head of the Rehabilitation Clinic. In addition to the diagnosis of microcirculation, therapeutic treatment is carried out, including a three-week cycle of rehabilitation treatments. Very good effects were observed, consisting in reducing the severity of pain and the incidence of seizures This treatment has been implemented since January 2017 at the Sanatorium Uzdrowiskowy in Augustów. It is the only one in the European scale, an innovative project of non-pharmacological treatment of Raynaud's symptom.




We offer

1. Modern patient diagnostics:

  • initial assessment of the patient - interview, physical examination, evaluation of additional tests, exclusion of contraindications for rehabilitation
  • assessment of the ability to exercise - treadmill, ergometer, 6-minute walk test
  • performing capillaroscopy to assess microcirculation disorders
  • echocardiogram to assess the function and structure of the heart, assessment of heart disease as the cause of the secondary Raynaud's syndrome.

2. 75 healing procedures including laser therapy and magnetotherapy, IR sauna, pearl bath, supervised physical training (eg: interval on a cycloergometer or treadmill) and also peripheral training.

3. Medical examinations

4 Medical care (medical and nursing)

Wellness programs are only available to the Sanatorium guests.

The treatments are carried out on treatment days.

The program includes 15 treatment days with 5 treatments per day.

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