Hands are one of the first body parts to show signs of aging. But they can also indicate certain health problems. Doctors say that the condition of your hands can be a result of several medical changes going on elsewhere in your body.
Doctors explain that red palms (or palmar erythema) can be a sign of liver problems, especially if you are over 50 years old. Usually the redness is located in the outer edge of the palm. The possible reason for red palms is a change in the hormonal balance which causes blood vessel dilation. Rheumatoid arthritis can be also a reason for redness on the palms.
If you’ve spotted red areas on your hands, you should get medical advice to find out the true reason for it. Meanwhile, try to switch to a healthy diet and lower your alcohol intake.
There are several possible reasons for sweaty palms:
- excessive sweating
- overactive thyroid
In case of hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating, you can try strong antiperspirants. You can also get a medical procedure done to fight hyperhidrosis.
Try to limit your alcohol intake and learn to control your stress levels (meditation, “inhale-exhale” technique). If nothing seems to work you should definitely make a doctor’s appointment.