7 Things Your Hands Say About You By PositiveMed-Team Edited By Stephanie Dawson
Your fingers are an important part of your body, without them you would have a hard time with tasks like texting friends, chopping vegetables, working on a computer, holding things, balancing, or reading Braille. Your fingers are revealing, they reveal things about you and your health. Here are a few things you can learn about your body by looking at your hands, fingers, and palms:
•Blotchy Red Palms
If your palm is getting red and remain so for a long period of time this can indicate palmar erythema, a sign of liver disease. This is a sign of nonalcoholic fatty liver. It should be noted that if you are pregnant its normal to have red palms due to increased blood flow. Show your hands to your doctor if you have red palms.
If you notice swelling on your fingers and your rings won’t fit even after you shun the salt shaker and your period is not due this may indicate hypothyroidism, the underproduction of hormones by thyroid glands. These hormones help regulate your metabolism and keep your body functioning properly. See your doctor for a simple blood test.
Thick & Rounded Fingertips
If your fingertips are thick and rounded, or clubbed, this is telling you about health issues of your heart and lungs. The level of oxygen in your body can drop if the circulatory system is impaired. With time it causes the soft tissues of the fingertip pads to grow resulting in thick fingertips. Make sure to discuss it with your doctor.