Our hands can tell us a lot about what is going on with our health. There are many sensations on our palms and fingers that can be indicators of problems affecting other parts of the body and are signals that should not be ignored. The following symptoms can be caused by specific illnesses or nutrient deficiencies.
1. Vitamin deficiency
If you experience a tingling sensation in your hands, it could mean that you are lacking in vitamin B1, B6, B12 and/or E. The only way to know which vitamin is to have a blood test. If the test is positive, your doctor may prescribe an appropriate vitamin supplement.
2. Circulation problem
Numbness in the fingertips can be the result of a pinched nerve, but also a sign of cardiovascular disease.
A tingling that often begins in the foot and ends in the hands may be a sign of diabetes. The reason is the decrease in circulation which can cause damage to the nerve endings.
If you regularly lift heavy objects or keep your handles in awkward positions, tremendous pressure is placed on sensitive nerves near the surface of the skin. This can lead to tingling in the fingers. Be careful to rest your hands well. It’s also important to get enough sleep and reduce your stress levels.
5. Problem with the spine
Damage to the spine causes problems in the nerve pathways, causing symptoms that can be seen on our hands. Strengthening the back muscles while doing yoga or swimming can help with this problem. You should also try not to sit for too long.
6. Carpal tunnel syndrome
Many people experience a tingling sensation in their hands when they lie down and rest their joints. It can also lead to numbness and pain and indicates that particular nerves in the arm are damaged and require appropriate medical treatment. If you have these symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible to avoid permanent damage.
7. Buerger’s disease
If your fingers are numb and turn white or even blue, you could be suffering from Buerger’s disease. This disease causes inflammation of the vessels, arteries, and veins, of medium and small caliber. It is often the result of heavy smoking and in extreme cases can lead to amputation of the extremities if the patient does not stop smoking.
As you can see, your hands can be used to alert you to certain health issues and you should pay attention to these signals they send to you. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor!