This is what your hands say about your health

Without realizing it, different places in your body can reveal a lot about your overall health. The condition of your teeth (and tongue!) Says more about your vitality than you think, and you can also see from your hands whether your lifestyle is ok or not.

This is what your hands say about your health
Without realizing it, different places in your body can reveal a lot about your overall health. The condition of your teeth (and tongue!) Says more about your vitality than you think, and you can also see from your hands whether your lifestyle is ok or not.

This is what your hands say about your health

 

Without realizing it, different places in your body can reveal a lot about your overall health. The condition of your teeth (and tongue!) Says more about your vitality than you think, and you can also see from your hands whether your lifestyle is ok or not.

 

If we can believe different doctors, for example, the shape and color of your hands will say a lot about your health. Health.com tells a neurologist, dermatologist and a cardiologist what you should pay attention to and what you can read from your hands.

 

Blisters and / or red bumps

Do you suffer from a red rash or even blisters in the palms of your hands, on the back of your hand or on your wrists? Then according to The American Academy of Dermatology, that can be linked to a nickel allergy. And no, nickel is not only found in jewelry, but also occurs naturally in most foods, reports the Nutrition center on its website. "Beans, chocolate, peanuts, soy, oatmeal and granola in particular contain a lot of nickel," said Salma Faghri de la Feld, assistant dermatologist at Emory University in Atlanta. "If you suffer from red bumps or blisters on the hands you can try to avoid food that contains nickel."

 

Weak handshake

Not only the color and shape of your hands reveal a lot about your health, but also how much strength you can put with it says something. In business, a firm handshake is often associated with a confident personality, and for doctors it is an indication of how healthy someone is. "During examinations, doctors often shake hands to see how patients' health is going," explains cardiologist Anne Albers at health.com. "It is a first indication of how strong or weak someone is." Recent research by Plus One confirms that: according to the scientists, a firmer handshake would be a sign of better heart functionality. This was concluded as a result of a study among adults between the ages of 40 and 69.

 

Tingling hands

If you sit on your hand for a while or have slept in an unfortunate position, you may experience tingling or numb hands. No reason to immediately ring the alarm bells, but if the feeling persists it can be a result of hyperventilation or anxiety. "If you suddenly suffer from tingling and weakness in your hands or arms, there is a chance that it is related to a stroke," warns Matthew Barrett, assistant neurologist at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, US. Do you think this is it, then ring the bell.

 

Discolored fingers

If your fingers lose their color and slowly turn blue or purple and you feel cold or suffer from stress, this may indicate the Raynaud phenomenon. It is a vascular disorder in which the blood supply to the fingers or toes stops, which causes numb fingers (or toes). You can be bothered by an attack, especially when it is cold and damp, when you touch your cold objects or when intense emotions play a role. At such a moment the arteries contract too quickly and complaints can arise, as can be read on the website of the Heart Foundation.

 

Sore and swollen hands

If your hands are swollen, sore and red, it can have various causes. According to the experts at health.com, for example, it may be a sign of the autoimmune disease lupus, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) or rheumatoid arthritis.