Your hands can say a lot about your health and often. There are situations where some diagnosis can be assumed only through your hands appearance and how you feel them. There are specialists who can even predict what happens to you and your body, just on the basis of your hand.
1. Hands that are constantly tingling
Many people feel these tingling because they sleep with unnaturally curved joints. With that they put pressure on the nerve leading from the wrist to the hand. 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.
There are some situations when anxiety and stress can also cause tingling. If you suddenly feel tingling and weakness in your entire arm, and not just in your hand, you must immediately go to the doctor.
2. “Disobedient” fingers
Do your fingers displace, trigger 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. Most commonly this condition is associated with arthritis, thyroid conditions or diabetes.
3. Redness, lichen and peeling of the skin on your hands
These are all signs that you may have psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the upper layer of the skin and can be manifested by redness and lichens on the fingers and around the nails. Also, be aware of any nail changes, because psoriasis can cause them to damage and peel from your skin. If you suspect that you have psoriasis, go to your doctor immediately so that you can start treatment.
4. Finger color change
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. Stress can cause you to suddenly lose blood from the extremities of your body, and when the stress passes, the blood suddenly returns and your fingers can get an intense red color.
Finger color change may also be caused by autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or scleroderma.
5. Hands shaking
When it’s too rare, shaking is a completely normal condition, 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 hand can often be the first symptom of Parkinson’s disease.
6. Purple or red spots on your fingers
This spots may be caused by very serious condition called endocarditis – infection of the valves of the heart. They appear on the tips of your fingers or under your nails, due to bleeding from capillaries caused by endocarditis.
7. Small red dots or blisters
Red dots on the hand 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.
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