The hands are one of the first parts of the body that show signs of aging. But they can also indicate certain health problems. Doctors say that the condition of your hands may be the result of several medical changes that take place in other parts of your body.
We have gathered 7 symptoms to keep in mind to maintain your health.
Doctors explain that red palms (or palmar erythema) can be a sign of liver problems, especially if you are over 50 years old. Usually, the redness is on the outer edge of the palm.
The possible reason for red palms is a change in the hormonal balance that causes blood vessel dilation. Rheumatoid arthritis can also be a cause of redness in the palms.
If you have seen red areas on your hands, you should seek medical advice to discover the true reason. Meanwhile, try switching to a healthy diet and reduce your alcohol consumption.
There are several possible reasons for sweaty palms:
- excessive sweat
- overactive thyroid
In the case of hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating, you can try strong antiperspirants. You can also do a medical procedure to fight hyperhidrosis.
Try to limit your alcohol consumption and learn to control your stress levels (meditation, inhalation, and exhalation). If nothing seems to work, you should definitely make a medical appointment.
Loss of sensitivity and tingling
Sometimes we wake up with the feeling that we have lost the sensation in certain parts of the body and when we move it begins to tingle. Usually, it is only because we press the sensory nerve for a long time. Tingling is the time it takes for the nerve to return to work.
In some cases, these hand symptoms may be a sign of a more serious problem such as cervical osteochondrosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, venous thrombosis of the limb, brachial plexus injury, anemia or diabetes.
If you often experience loss of feeling in the hands for no obvious reason, consult your doctor.
The most common reasons for dry skin on the hands are dehydration and estrogen deficiency, which go hand in hand with menopause. To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of water and use hand moisturizers.
Include fish, seeds and oil nuts in your diet. Visit your doctor for hormone replacement therapy, he will help you control the fall of estrogen.
Shaking hands is a sign of serious health problems such as Parkinson’s Disease. If you have a serious concern, seek medical attention.
Meanwhile, limit your strong intake of coffee and alcohol, as they can also cause trembling hands. Other possible reasons are anxiety and great stress.
Weak or cracked nails can be a symptom of zinc deficiency. Zinc is really important for our health promotes wound healing, helps cells divide and strengthens the immune system.
Add some zinc-rich foods to your diets, such as oatmeal, nuts, and meat. Doctors also recommend taking zinc as a supplement if your level is low in your body.
If your fingers look like a stick or thigh where the nail and finger develop a bulbous end, there is usually an oxygen deficit in your body. It can be the symptom of a more serious illness, such as lung cancer or heart disease. Go and seek professional medical advice if you feel “clubbing.”
Have you experienced any of these symptoms? In the comments below, let us know if you noticed a connection between your hands and your health.
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