The appearance of hands can give you clues about the status of your general health, so that you will be able to spot health problems in your body, says a report released by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
These are the conditions the symptoms of which may first appear on hands:
Hands are always cold: The constant coldness of hands coupled with a change of the skin colour is a sign of problems with the circulatory or nervous system, and one should see a doctor immediately for diagnosis.
Trembling fingers:This may be caused by carrying heavy loads. However, the symptom sometimes appears without any reason, which is due to a deficiency of vitamins B12, B6, B1 and E.
Pain in the index finger and thumb: This kind of pain coupled with a burning sensation or feeling pins and needles could be a symptom of the Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The syndrome leads to the inflammation of the wrist and puts pressure on nerves, resulting in a very unpleasant sensation. The CTS is common among musicians and computer users.
Wounds that heal slowly: Bruises and slow-healing wounds on hands are symptoms of diabetes. If you suffer from such wounds along with hunger, constant thirst and feeling pins and needles in your hands and feet, see a doctor immediately for a diabetes checkup.
Change of finger’s skin colour: This symptom can be caused due to several reasons, including stress or lifting heavy loads. Still, a change of finger colour coupled with an itch, pain, feelings of pins and needles and numbness could be a sign of a spinal disease or cardiovascular problems.
Sweating profusely: unusually heavy sweat on your hands could be a symptom of hyperhidrosis.
Brittle nails: If you find out that your nails break easily, it could be due to the use of detergents and a whole range of improper methods of taking care of your nails. Still, this symptom along with fatigue, tiredness and joint pain could be a sign of thyroid disorder as well.
Inflammation of hands:This could be the result of heat or eating too much salt. Still, long-time inflammation could be a symptom of vascular diseases.
Change of nail colour: If you see that the colour of your skin has changed, it may be because you suffer from anemia where the amount of hemoglobin in your blood has decreased.