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How Hands Can Show Signs of Underlying Health – From Cancer to Liver Disease

There are warning symptoms to note that there are various health conditions and you are prone to overwhelming and anxious.

Certain body parts, especiallyeyes, skin, nails,fingers, are famous for warning of underlying health.

For example, some studies suggest a link between ring finger length in men and the likelihood of developingprostate cancer.

The longer the ring finger is compared to the index finger, the higher the risk may be.

Clubbing is also a symptom to watch out for in terms of health and linking to the fingers.

What is a clubbing?

Clubbing May warn of fingernail vascular disease(


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Finger clubbing increases the amount of soft tissue under the nail bed, which occurs when: It is also a symptom that can occur in some congenital heart and liver disorders.

In some cases, clubbing is inherited and does not indicate underlying health. So if you're worried, it's best to talk to your doctor.

However, there are some points to be aware of as they may indicate a health problem.


"Finger clubbing can be a sign of many underlying health conditions, especially in the lungs and heart." Cancer Research UK says.

This site added: "This includes cancers such aslung cancerand mesothelioma.

" But finger clubbing can cause thyroid problems and ulcerative colitis. It can also be found in people with other conditions, such as Crohn's disease. "

Early signs of lung cancer include fingers and May include finger changes (


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Liver disease

Clubbing is a well-known sign of chronicliver disease.. In the

study, primary cirrhosis was strongly associated with the presence of clubbing.

Cirrhosis is a scarring of the liver caused by long-term liver damage and can be fatal.

The Mount Sinai Health System warns of finger changes that indicate liver problems such as:

  • Nailbed softening
  • Nail forms a sharper angle with the cuticle
  • Last part looks big or bulging fingernail
  • Like an upside down spoon Claws bent downwards

According to experts, other health conditions associated with clubbing include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • AIDS

If there is a change in the appearance of the finger, for example It will bend more and the edges of the claws will be larger. You need to raise this in your GP.

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