YOUR HEART IS IN DANGER IF THESE 12 WARNING SIGNS APPEAR ON YOUR SKIN

YOUR HEART IS IN DANGER IF THESE 12 WARNING SIGNS APPEAR ON YOUR SKIN

Clusters of waxy bumps that suddenly appear on your skin

What it may be telling you: You have skyrocketing cholesterol levels or diabetes.

The sudden appearance of these bumps can look like a rash, warts, or a contagious skin condition called molluscum contagiosum. These bumps are actually fatty deposits of cholesterol caused by extremely high levels of triglycerides (type of cholesterol) in the blood.

Treatment is essential to lower the triglycerides and treat any serious medical conditions, such as heart disease caused by the high cholesterol levels.

Medical name: Eruptive xanthoma (refers to the sudden appearance of many fatty deposits of cholesterol)

Nails curve downward and the ends of your fingers are swollen

What it may be telling you: You may have a heart infection, heart disease, or lung problem. For many people, these signs are harmless. That said, if your fingers and nails look like this, it’s best to find out if you may have a medical condition, such as lung disease or a heart problem.

Medical name: Clubbing (term describes the downward turned nails and swollen fingers)

Red or purple lines under your nails

What it may be telling you: Most people who see these lines under their nails have injured the nail in some way. If you cannot remember injuring your nail, you may want to see your doctor. These lines can be a sign of heart disease or another condition.

When it’s a sign of heart disease, people tend to have symptoms, such as high fever and a weak or irregular heartbeat.

Medical name: Splinter hemorrhage (line often looks like a splinter stuck under the nail)

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