Your hands can say a lot about your health and often, through their appearance and how you feel, some diagnosis can be assumed. Each specialist can predict what happens to you and your body, just on the basis of your palm.
1. Weak grip with the palm
While in greeting it may mean that you are disinterested or “flabby”, there is a completely different explanation for this phenomenon in medicine. When performing a general overview, gesture is a particularly important parameter. According to doctors, a strong grip means a healthy structure of the cardiovascular system, while the weaker the greater the risk of heart and blood disorders.
2. Small red pimples or blisters
Red dots on the palm or wrist can be a sign of nickel allergy found in jewelry, cell phones, but also in some foods such as chocolate, soy, peanut and oat. Check which food contains nickel and try not to consume it, to determine if the problem originated from there.
3. Palms are constantly stiff
Many people feel these “jerks” because they sleep with unnaturally curved joints. By doing so, they put pressure on the nerve leading from the wrist to the palm. If this happens too often, the nerve or muscle can be damaged, which in turn leads to the so-called carpal tunnel syndrome, which is cured by surgery or by immobilization of the joint. But sometimes anxiety can cause tingling, even if you suddenly feel tingling and weakness in your entire hand, and not just in your palm, you must immediately go to the doctor.
4. “Naughty” fingers
Do your fingers shift, brace and hurt each time you try to bend or straighten them? This happens when the tissue that binds the bones in your finger is inflamed and restricts movement, which causes you to feel pain sometimes, especially in your thumb and finger. Most commonly this phenomenon is associated with arthritis, thyroid conditions or diabetes.
5. Redness, lichen and peeling of the skin
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the upper layer of the skin and can be manifested by reds and lichens on the fingers and around the nails. Follow the nail changes as their skin damage or scaling may occur. If you are suspected of psoriasis, go to your doctor immediately so that you can start treatment and protect yourself from arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
6. Change in the finger color
If you notice that your fingers have received unnaturally white color, which then turns into blue, purple or black, then your body is either too cold or exposed to excessive stress. Changing of the color of your fingers can be caused by a change in temperature, but also from abrupt shocks when it comes to the person’s emotional state. In this case, you suddenly lose blood from the extremities of the body, and when the stress passes, the blood suddenly returns and your fingers can get an intense red color. This condition is not dangerous by itself, if it is caused, as we have said, from cold and stress. Otherwise, if there is none of this, it may be an autoimmune disease, such as lupus or scleroderma.
7. Shaking of your hands
When it’s too rare, shaking is a completely normal phenomenon, but if it happens several times on a daily basis, then it’s something more serious, such as a neurological disorder. Psychological tremor is a consequence of poor sleep, overdose of caffeine, or taking certain medications. But if you do not recognize any possible cause, then go to the doctor and check your health, because shaking of the palm, especially one, can often be the first symptom of Parkinson’s disease.
8. Purple spots on your fingers
Such stains may be red and purple and appear on the tips of your fingers. In such a case, doctors know that endocarditis works – infection of the valves in the heart. Stains may occur under the nail or at the very tip of the fingers, due to bleeding from capillaries caused by endocarditis.
9. Pain in the palm
There is a full range of inflammatory diseases that can cause unpleasant sensation and pain in the palms, including rheumatic arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, blood vessel diseases, scleroderma (connective tissue disease), and dermatomyositis (skin and muscle disease).
10. A long penultimate finger
According to the statistics available to doctors, the length of the penultimate finger directly depends on the exposure of testosterone to the baby in the uterus. Generally, men are those who have a longer fourth finger. According to some doctors, female babies who have had greater exposure to testosterone in their embryonic stages over the course of their lives have a greater predisposition to be successful in a sport.