Take a good look at your hands, they tell you a lot about your health!
Your body is a great machine that tells you everything about the state of your health. All you have to do is learn to look well! For example, your hands are an important indicator of what is going on in your body—they give you all kinds of signals you should never ignore.
What should you pay attention to? Below are a number of ways your hands tell you something about your health that you would not normally consider.
Tingling in hands and fingers
This may mean that you do not get enough of the vitamins B1, B6, B12, and/or vitamin E. Pay attention to your diet. If you feel this sensation in your hand or feet, introduce dietary supplements to your daily routine. If in doubt, visit your doctor.
The symptom: White, blue, or red fingers
If your fingers blanch (meaning they lose their color) and then turn blue (or purple or black) when it’s cold or you’re stressed, it’s a good bet you have Raynaud’s.
A sudden change in temperature or emotional state can trigger this condition, which results in a temporary loss of blood flow to the fingers or toes. Raynaud’s can make your fingers feel numb, cold, or painful, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. As blood flow resumes, your digits may throb or tingle and turn red.
Feeling numbness in fingertips
This too may indicate problems with blood circulation. However, it can also be the result of a pinched nerve or cardiovascular disease.
Pale nail bed
If you press on your nail bed for a while it will turn white, but then pink again. This is normal. However, if the nail bed remains white, this may be a sign of iron deficiency.
First, pay attention to your caffeine intake and stress level. Too much stress and coffee can cause vibrations in your hands. Does this not explain it? Then visit your doctor. It can be an early sign of Parkinson’s.
Red, spotty palms
If this lingers, go to the doctor. It can be an early sign of a liver disease.
This is usually the result of too much salt. Try to eat less and see if it helps you retain less water.
This may be the result of an overactive thyroid gland. If you suffer from it very often, call your doctor.