Maybe you never thought that your nails
have direct correlation with your health. Your fingernails can alert you
about a presence of any disease or warn you about your state of health.
Take a closer look at your nails, examine each one very carefully.
Analyze the curves, wrinkles, dips and ridges. See if they are
incomplete or cracked, how thick and thin they are. Notice the skin
under the nail and around the nail, and its color.
Remind yourself if your nails ever looked this way. You should take
seriously every change on your nails, because this could be warning for
some disease. Take a look at the list of 8 potential health warnings,
and compare it with the current state of your nails.
If you have healthy fingernails, they will have pink color with a touch
of pinkish white moons at the base. Otherwise, if they have matt color
or are streaked with other colors, you may have some serious hidden
Green nails can be linked with bacterial infection
Red streaks in the nail bed can be linked with heart valve infection
Matt nails can be a sign of a vitamin weakness
Bluish nails can indicate low oxygen levels in your blood
White nails can be a sign of liver disease, like hepatitis
Dark stripes at the top can be linked with aging and congestive heart failure
Give your nails a good scrub and take a good look at them. You should
see what they got to show you about the possible health issues.
Maybe you want your nails to be strong, but thick nails are not natural. If they look like paws or claws you should know this:
Thicken nails can be related with lung disease
Thick nails with bumpy texture can be related with fungal infection
Thick and divided nails can signal thyroid disease and psoriasis
Thickness can be sign of a circulation problems
Thickening nails can implicate other health symptoms, such as allergic reactions to some medications.
These nails seem to flake away in layers. Don’t blame numerous washes or nail polishing. You should know that:
Split nails can be related with vitamin C, folic acid and protein weakness
with pitted nails, split nails can be related with psoriasis, which
according to WebMD begins in nails in 10% of the cases
Split nails can signal chronic malnutrition
Concave (Spoon) Nails
This type of nails can be a warning for many internal problems. When in
this state, nails are soft and curved up, forming a dip large enough to
hold water. You should know that:
Can be caused by lack of iron
Can be linked with hemochromatosis (liver disarray caused from too much iron)
Can be sign of heart disease
Can be sign for hypothyroidism
When the issues are gone, the nails will return in their normal shape.
Small gouges and dips can be caused by banging up your hands. They can
also alert you to look closely at your health state. They can be related
to psoriasis, connective tissue disarray, alopecia areata which is
autoimmune disarray that results with hair loss and lack of zinc. Look
at your nails more carefully; divide the natural holes from the real,
lasting pits. The natural ones will be cleared quickly, but the pits can
be linked with some disease.
If your nails are smooth with latent lines, they are healthy. But if you have noticeable ridge
this can be a sign of some health issues. Heavy ridge lines can be
related with: lack of iron, inflammatory arthritis and lupus (for red
lines at the base of the nails).
Dry and Brittle Nails
You will not need lotion and cuticle oil for this problem. You should
know that dry and brittle nails are related with hormone levels and
Dry and brittle fingernails are caused by thyroid disease
Fungus makes nails dry and breakable. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 12% of the Americans are affected.
You will not notice difference in the look of your nails for a full
growth cycle, because thyroid and fungal problems require time to treat.
You will know if you have clubbed nails, if your skin around them that is swollen, oval or bloated. They are related with:
Lung disease, particularly if you have breathing issues
Inflammatory bowel disease
Your fingernails will surely not be the only warning for these diseases.
You should never ignore the signs your fingernails are sending.
Fingernails and diseases are linked very closely, so you should examine
your nails often. by
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