10 most important things your hands reveal about your health
How is manifested: when lifting or carrying heavy objects, your hands are in an uncomfortable posture and pressure is exerted on the nerves near the skin surface. This leads to tingling in all fingers. What to do: A good night’s sleep and enjoy a massage.
- Lack of vitamin
How is manifested: Lack of certain vitamins (such as E, B1, B6 and B12) can often cause a burning sensation in the fingers of the left hand and left leg. What to do: work to restore the balance of vitamins in your body. Consult with a specialist to prescribe you a certain amount of vitamins (which have no negative effects).
- Pain in the spine
How is manifested: Various problems related to the spine can appear on the small finger of the left hand. This is the result of excessive pressure that damage the nerve. What to do: try to do yoga, gymnastics or swimming. Avoid long sit.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
How is manifested: carpal tunnel syndrome is often manifested in the thumb, index finger and middle finger. Due to certain actions that are repeatedly mentioned as a part of everyday life, tendons can swell, causing numbness in the hand. What to do: Gymnastics and often stretching.
- Problems with circulation
How is manifested: pain in the fingers of the right hand may occur due to the pressure on the surface of nerve and shoulder. Burning sensation on the right hand can also be caused by cardiovascular disease, which affects the overall blood flow. What to do: Walk or do gymnastics to repair blood vessels. Much circulatory problems require the intervention of medical specialists.
- Buerger’s disease
How is manifested: This disease usually affects smokers. Blood vessels interferes with continuous intake of nicotine, which in turn leads to the lack of minerals in the body. This causes numbness in the fingers first, and then the whole hand. What to do: There is no way to completely cure the disease, but quit smoking is an excellent first step.
How manifests: One of the first signs of diabetes is a burning sensation from the feet up to the upper arm. This happens due to poor blood flow in certain areas and damaged nerve endings and fibers. What to do: Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with poor diet, so consult with your doctor and do blood tests.
- Parkinson’s disease
How is manifested: If you are shaking hands uncontrollably, do not immediately panic, because this may be caused due to excessive intake of caffeine, certain medications (antidepressants or anti-asthma). However, if your hands are shaking frequently, consult your doctor, because there is a possibility that you have Parkinson’s disease, a disorder that affects the nervous system and impairs movement. What to do: As there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are drugs that increase dopamine in the brain and help you control your symptoms.
- Blue fingers
How is manifested: Fingertips, which change color from blue to red indicating Raynaud’s syndrome. This condition causes cold fingers and toes and can experience pain, numbness and tingling. This happens due to spasms of blood vessels, but the real cause is unknown. What to do: Wear gloves, take prescription drugs, and avoid emotional stress, smoking and cold temperature.
- Brittle nails
How is manifested: Nails that are soft and flexible indicating a lack of calcium and protein. One of the ailments is hypocalcemia (low calcium levels), which may adversely affect the hair and scalp. What to do: Eat more dairy products, sardines and spinach. If this does not help, see a doctor.