Jenni Falconer has shared the painful effects of Raynaud’s phenomenon with fans on social media.
The TV and radio presenter posted a picture of her hand to her personal Instagram account, showing the effects of the condition in cold weather.
Having previously spoken about Raynaud’s with fans, Jenni didn’t hold back and posted the agonising looking picture earlier this morning (April 2), to raise awareness about the condition.
The picture, posted by the 43-year-old, shows her hand in the forefront while her running leggings and trainers can be seen in the background.
Addressing her 128K followers, Jenni wrote:
Yesterday it was perfect; a relatively warm, sunny day with little breeze. Today in comparison is so cold and damp that it literally chills my bones.
If you suffer from Raynaud’s Phenomenon, then this sight will be something you might totally relate to…..
Rather than her hand being the same colour everywhere, her fingers are shockingly white in comparison to the rest of her hand due to poor circulation.
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Bring back the warm sunshine…. 🙏🏻☀️🧤 #raynauds #poorcirculation • • Yesterday it was perfect; a relatively warm, sunny day wIth little breeze. Today in comparison is so cold and damp that it literally chills my bones. If you suffer from Raynaud’s Phenomenon, then this sight will be something you might totally relate to…..
According to the NHS, Raynaud’s is a common condition which doesn’t usually cause any severe problems. It can be treated by keeping yourself warm.
Its website states:
Raynaud’s affects your blood circulation. When you’re cold, anxious or stressed, your fingers and toes may
As well as this discolouration, other symptoms include pain, numbness, pins and needles, and difficulty moving the affected area.
Jenni has previously been open about her Raynaud’s, having shared another photo with fans on social media last year. In the picture, one finger could be seen looking extremely white in comparison to the others.
The TV presenter has also spoken about her condition in an interview with the Mirror, saying she’s suffered from it since she was 17.
I first had it at school during a sports science lesson. I’d just finished some exercise and returned to class when my right index finger went completely white, almost fluorescent. Everyone was amazed at the colour – bloodless fingers can look freaky…
Since then, the condition has worsened. I get it in all my fingers and toes and an attack can last up to 30 minutes. When life returns to the affected part of my body, it’s like being poked with cocktail sticks – a severe case of pins and needles. A burning sensation adds to the pain, too.
Hopefully Raynaud’s doesn’t impact the presenter’s life too much, and hats off to her for raising awareness about the condition.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).