Yes, it’s true that your hands can show vital signs of underlying hidden diseases. Most of us don’t pay much attention to our hands except keeping them clean and clipping our fingernails. But if you note few details of your hands, you might come to know about your health conditions.
Let’s check out these points to know, what your hands might be saying you :-
- Color Of Fingernails – The fingernails are not only to be clipped and painted beautifully but also to be checked regularly for any unusual changes.
If your finger nails are Blue colored, then it means, poorly oxygenated red blood cells. It is also known as Nail Bed Cyanosis.
Besides, if your finger nails are Half White and Half Brown then you could be suffering from Kidney diseases.
The Yellow colored fingernails mostly occurs due to serious Pulmonary disease and Lymphedema.
- Shape and Unusual lines on Fingernails – Sometimes, marks or lines appear on nail bed but they are harmless and they disappear soon. But few significant changes in texture, shape and structure of your fingernails can be indicative to serious problems.
If there is brownish stripes on nails, it could indicate Melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer. These stripes are usually thick pigmented vertical bands.
Whereas, if white lines appear on your finger nails, it might be due to Nutrients Deficiency, especially zinc or protein deficiency. These horizontal white streaks are also known as Muehrcke’s lines.
The Red Streaks on nail bed are called Splinter Hemorrhages. These are little red lines and it predicts heart infections or endocarditis, that affects the valves or inner lining of heart.
The Spoon shaped nails reveals Iron Deficiency in your body. These nails are very weak, brittle and concave shaped. Whereas, the Overturned Spoon shaped nails with Swollen fingertips, signify a condition called Clubbing. It indicates Lung Cancer as well as overactive thyroid or liver disease.
If you have Pitted finger nails, then it could be due to Psoriasis – A long lasting auto immune disease that is mainly characterized by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically red, scaly and itchy. Tiny dents and little craters forms on finger nails.These types of fingernails are known as Pitted nails or Rippled nails.