Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Other methods to control symptoms of mixed connective tissue disease include:

  • Protect hands from cold. Raynaud's phenomenon, which causes cold and numb fingers, is a common symptom of mixed connective tissue disease. Wearing gloves and taking other measures to keep your hands warm can help.
  • Stop smoking. Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict, which can worsen the effect of Raynaud's phenomenon.
  • Reduce stress. Raynaud's phenomenon is often triggered by stress. Relaxation techniques — such as slowing and focusing on your breathing — can help reduce your stress levels.
May. 30, 2012