14 Things your hands can tell about your health

Hands are one of the first body parts to show signs of aging, but they can also indicate certain health problems doctors are sure that the condition of your hands can be a result of several medical changes going on elsewhere in your body.

Here 12 symptoms that you should pay attention to in order to maintain your health

14. Read Palms

Doctors explained that red palms or palmar erythema could be a sign of liver problems especially if you are over 50 years old, usually the redness is located in the outer edge of the palm or on the heel of the palm, however in extreme cases it can go as far as up to the fingers at first sight this redness looks like a rash and if you press on your skin in that place.

It turns pale this condition isn’t dangerous or harmful on its own, but it clearly indicates other health problems, one of several possible reasons for red palms is a change in the hormonal balance which causes blood vessel dilation, that’s why pregnant women may suffer from this condition.

Rheumatoid arthritis can also be a cause for redness on the palms, but the most common reasons for palmar erythema are liver diseases, such as cirrhosis or Wilson disease if you’ve spotted red areas on your hands you should get medical advice to find out the true reason for it, meanwhile try to switch to a healthy diet and lower your alcohol intake

13. Sweaty Palms

There are several possible reasons for sweaty palms, hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating which typically runs in the family stress, an overactive thyroid that leads to excessive heating of the body, what is more? Drinking too much alcohol can lead to having sweaty palms.

In the case of hyperhidrosis which is excessive sweating, you can try strong antiperspirants. You can also get a medical procedure done to fight this condition, try to limit your alcohol intake, and learn to control your stress levels.

Meditation and inhale/exhale technique might help you to deal with unpleasant situations if nothing seems to work you should definitely make an appointment with your doctor.

There are such procedures as for example iontophoresis when you put your hands in a tray with water while a weak electric current is passed through it which helps 70 or 80 percent of those with a similar problem.

12. Trembling Hands

It may seem shocking, but in fact, ET (essential tremor) is a big problem for 4 percent of adults after 40 years old, this condition can make life unbearable as trembling interferes with everything you do, starting from drinking from glass to writing down some information.

It’s known that shaking hands can be a sign of serious health problems like Parkinson’s disease, but there may be other causes as well if you have an overactive thyroid:

It may speed up your metabolism, cause sweating, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, insomnia, and trembling in your hands, if you’re experiencing severe stress or anxiety, your hands may start to tremble as well.

The most common reason, however, is a high coffee or alcohol intake, if you have some concerns, go and get medical advice, in the meantime, limit the amount of strong coffee and alcohol you drink and check the results.

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