Know your pressure from your fingertips
A study from the British Southampton Hospital showed that the presence of large spiral circles on the tips of the fingers indicates an increased chance of developing high blood pressure.
Researchers have observed that children of mothers who suffered from high blood pressure during the last stages of pregnancy had swelling in their fingertips and more spiral circles when they were born. By monitoring the health of these newborns until adulthood, it was found that they are more likely to develop high blood pressure during their lives.
One of the researchers commented, saying: Many people with high blood pressure do not know that they have the disease. This disease is not accompanied by any clear or warning symptoms, although it is a fatal disease. It is useful for a person to evaluate his risk factors in order to be careful, the most important of which are: positive family history, smoking, and obesity.
Therefore, if your fingers show a greater number of circles, be sure to measure your blood pressure periodically, especially if you have a family history of high blood pressure.