What your HANDS say about your HEALTH: Doctor Explains

Get ready to do some tests on your hands right now, and learn something new about your health! As a rheumatologist, I’m constantly examining people’s hands and looking for clues about their health – it’s incredible to discover things that are easily overlooked!

0:00 Intro
0:32 ‘Spider-fingers’
2:14 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
3:35 Red Palm
4:19 Orange Palm
4:42 Finger Length
5:44 Fingerprint
6:16 Diabetes
6:57 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
8:12 Raynaud Phenomenon
9:18 Hand Joints

This video is made for educational purposes only and should not be viewed as medical advice. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about your health.

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📚 References and Image Attributions:
Marfan syndrome
– www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5165130/
– Blausen.com staff (2014). “Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014”. WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010.
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
– www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3204294/
– pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22943506/
Palmar Erythema (red palm)
– dermnetnz.org/topics/palmar-erythema
Lycopenemia (orange palm)
– www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/180/8/895.full.pdf
Finger Length
– www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3039824/pdf/6605986a.pdf
– www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3493764/pdf/bjc2012418a.pdf Fingerprint pattern
Prayer Sign
– pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23984257/
– www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2935167/
– pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19900936/

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