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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Red Palms

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced red palms. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Cirrhosis

    Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. In the United States, alcoholism and Hepatitis C are the most common causes. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does - make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food and store energy.

    Cirrhosis is a life-long liver condition, but is not expected to lower life expectancy if treated right away and if existing damage is not extensive.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Hemochromatosis

    Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body. This can be hereditary or caused by another condition like liver failure.

    Lifelong

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), joint pain, decreased sex drive, frequent urination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Overactive Thyroid

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid glands control how fast one burns calories and how fast the heart beats. If the thyroid is too active, it makes more thyroid hormones than the body needs. This is called hyperthyroidism.

    Great prognosis with high remission rates

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, anxiety, depressed mood, irritability, trouble sleeping
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. RA is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that it is caused by the immune system incorrectly attacking the joints when it shouldn't.

    RA is a chronic disease which requires lifelong control.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, joint pain, muscle aches, daytime sleepiness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Red Palms

  • Q.Have you been experiencing dizziness?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Are you sweating more than usual?
  • Q.Is your heart beating more quickly or slowly than usual?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, try our red palms symptom checker to find out more.

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Red Palms Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced red palms have also experienced:

    • 6% Fatigue
    • 3% Hand Tingling
    • 2% Swelling of Both Hands
  • People who have experienced red palms were most often matched with:

    • 33% Cirrhosis
    • 33% Hemochromatosis
    • 33% Overactive Thyroid
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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