11 Jul '11, 10pm

7 Things Your Hands Say About Your Health

7 Things Your Hands Say About Your Health

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor The state of your hands and fingernails can tell you surprising things about your overall health. Here are seven clues your hands reveal about health. They’re one of the most important parts of our body when it comes to day-to-day activities; without them we couldn’t cut vegetables, grip pliers, or text our friends. They’re revealing, too: Not only do scars and age spots recount our personal history but mystics all the way back to prehistory have “read” our futures in their lines and whorls. But what if your hands could say more about you than that? What if, looking down at your palms and the five digits attached to them, you could discover early signs of dangerous diseases you didn’t yet know you had? “It used to be common for doctors to look at the hands for important clues to overall health,” says endocrinologist Kenneth Blanc...

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