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What Does Your Hand Palm Say About Your Health

Kidney disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cancer, liver damage, bad circulation among other diseases, also eating to many carrots can affect your hand palm from the color to the texture and the size.

Some of these diseases and health aspects can be detected by learning what your hand palm says about your health, from the fingers, to the nails and the palms it is important to be aware of any changes, since your health might be linked to this. Here you can have the information you need in case you wonder why your hands change.

What Does Your Hand Palm Say About Your Health

ORANGE/YELLOW PALMS

-Carotenemia:

As healthy as carrots are known to be, eating too much of them will make your hands look orange or they might obtain a yellowish color, this will happen when the vitamin, Beta Carotene is being consumed in large amounts. Other sources of Carotene that we also like to include in our diet are: squash, sweet potato, pumpkin, spinach, beans, corn and yams.

Carotenemia has also been linked with hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, anorexia nervosa, liver disease, and renal disease.

-Lycopenemia:

This is the orange-red discoloration of the skin and it is the result of excessive intake of tomatoes and beets.

RED PALMS

-Liver damage:

-The redness is more noticeable on the outer edge of the palms: from the wrist to the little finger. The redness is believed to be the blood vessels dilating due to the fact that the hormone balance caused by the liver disease is changing.

-Rheumatoid arthritis:

The redness here is caused by the inflammation, this being the biggest factor in the disease.

Eczema:

- Also excessive skin dryness. This creates itching or burning of the skin, together with, sometimes, cracking, flaking, or peeling of the outer layer of the

COLD HANDS

- A sign of poor circulation.

- Raynaud’s disease: cold temperatures or emotions cause blood vessels spasms and doesn’t let’s the blood flow.

- Stress

- Low blood pressure

- Under-active thyroid.

TREMBLING HANDS

-essential tremor: a neurological disorde.

- Parkinson’s disease this one affects the nervous system as well

-over-active thyroid: it speeds up your metabolism makes you burn more calories and generate more heat

-Anxiety

-Stress

-caffeine and alcohol.

SWEATY PALMS

-stress

-overactive thyroid

-Hyperhidrosis: excess sweating

-excesive alcohol drinking

-stress

BROWN MARKS

-Age spots or liver spots: caused by the over exposure to the sun.

THICKENING OF THE PALM

-Symptom of Dupuytren’s contracture: this happens when the tendon covers the fingers of the hand and create a cord-like thickening the main cause for it to happen is the excessive alcohol intake, also diseases like diabetes, epilepsy, cirrhosis or past injuries to the hand.

DRY SKIN

-under-active thyroid

-menopause: levels of oestrogen drop

- essential fatty acid deficiency

-Dehydration.

FINGERS AND KNUCKLES

FATTY KNUCKLES

- xanthoma :High cholesterol over the knuckles

-hypercholesterolaemia: these are fatty deposits in the tendons

SPOON NAILS

-Anaemia: if a dip is visible in the middle, it could indicate lack of iron.

BLUE FINGERNAILS

- Cyanosis : Heart failure

BEADED NAILS

-Rheumatoid arthritis: joints have not become swollen or painful.

-Vasculitis: inflammation of the blood vessels under the nail bed caused by arthritis.

TWO-TONE NAILS

-Kidney disease

SOURCES

http://dreddyclinic-ayurveda-school.blogspot.com/2006/06/what-causes-palms-of-hands-to-turn.html

http://www.saga.co.uk/health/body/your-health-is-in-your-hands.aspx

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/6sb0b-causes-palms-hands-turn-yellow.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1064499/So-just-healthy-Its-written-hands.html

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/rheumatoid-arthritis

http://anatomy.uams.edu/anatomyhtml/palm.html

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