Jenni Falconer, 43, took to the micro-blogging site to share the agonising impact the disease has on her fingers during cold weather. The TV and radio presenter took to Instagram and wrote in view of her 128,000 followers: “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…”
The presenter posted a snap of her hands with white fingers due to a lack of circulation with colder temperatures aggravating the condition.
Fans bombarded the star with messages as many could also relate to the impact of Raynauds disease.
One person wrote: “Totally related to this, toes as well, not sure what is worse the numbness or the warmth coming back to them.”
Another person said: “Me too! So many people don’t realise how painful this is – even in summer.”
While a third commented: “Ouch. Yes so sore when you’re fingers are beyond cold.”
Raynaud’s disease is a common illness which affects the blood circulation leading people to experience symptoms which include numbness, pins and needles as well as difficulty in moving the affected area, according to the NHS.
In addition, the hands and feet can change colour as blood flow becomes restricted.
The mum-of-one spoke out about her battle with Raynaud’s in the past as she admitted the sensation felt like she was being “poked with cocktail sticks”.
Speaking to The Mirror in 2014, she said: “Raynaud’s is a circulatory problem brought on by cold and changes of temperature.
“I’ve suffered from it in my fingers and toes since I was 17 and it can be so painful that it brings tears to my eyes.”
She continued: “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.”
Meanwhile, the presenter is currently training for the London Marathon later this month.
This will be Jenni’s eighth London Marathon as she also competed in the charity race last year.
The radio DJ is married to James Midgley and the couple share six-year-old daughter Ella.
Jenni hosts early morning weekday radio shows on Heart radio from 4am to 6am.