Serious Success Against Raynaudís With Silver Socks
28 September 2015 | John
Raynaud’s Disease (also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon, Raynaud’s syndrome or simply Raynaud’s) most commonly affects fingers and toes. It causes blood vessels in extremities to contract, reducing blood flow, and can be painful and uncomfortable. Because of this, it’s vital that people with Raynaud’s have the right gear to defend against it.
What Does Raynaud’s Disease Do?
During an attack of Raynaud’s, the affected area becomes white and dead-looking. As well as being unnerving and unpleasant to look at, it can become numb and uncomfortable. If it’s not heated up quickly enough, the lack of blood flow causes the area to become starved of oxygen, turning it blue.
Once this passes, the blood vessels re-open and normal blood flow resumes. This makes the affected area red, and it can swell and have a painful “pins and needles” feeling to it. After a short while, the skin returns to normal.
Because this whole process can be incredibly uncomfortable (and because it can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours), it’s no surprise that many people d stave it off for as long as possible. And your best bet for doing that is to wear silver socks.
Silver, along with being hunted by pirates and athletes, has several properties which make it a great material for keeping heat trapped. It has a 95% Infrared Reflectivity rating, meaning that 95% of the heat energy which hits it is reflected back at it. Silver socks feature silver thread woven into them. This silver thread reflects back a huge amount of body heat, which enables them to keep feet warmer for longer. Because of the low radiant heat loss, they also help your skin feel warmer.
Types of Silver Socks
There are 2 main types of silver socks: 9% silver socks and 12% silver socks, each with their respective percentage of pure silver thread. The increased amount of silver in the 12% silver socks means that they keep more heat in for longer, but some people prefer the 9% silver socks for comfort. It’s entirely down to what level of heat retention you need to prevent a Raynaud’s attack.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on some silver socks to help protect against Raynaud’s disease, head on over to RaynaudsDisease.com and check out our full range of Silver Socks. And be sure to check out our bundles so you can save money and stay warm.