Although people don’t pay attention of the state of their fingernails, they can say a lot about the our health. If we recognize the signs of some diseases on fingernails that can save your life.
Put your nails in front of your eyes and study how do the ridges, curves or dips look? What’s is their color? All of this things are important and show if you’re suffering from some disease.
These are the potential health hazards you can see on your nails:
- THICKENED NAILS
An indicator for lung disease or circulatory problems is if your nails are too thick and resemble animal claws. Also it can be a sign of a fungal infection, if the nails are thick and rough in texture, while psoriasis or thyroid disorders result with separated and thick nails. Medications can thicken your nails and cause allergic reaction.
- DISCOLORED NAILS
The nails in the base (lunula) should be pink with a white bed. What discolored nails say about your health:
An indication of heart valve infections are red streaks on the lunula;
Bacterial infections result as green nails;
Sign of hepatitis and other liver disorders are white nails;
If you have low oxygen levels in your blood, your nails are blue;
Congestive heart failure is resulted with dark stripes on the nails;
Sign of vitamin deficiency is dull-colored nails.
- CONCAVE NAILS
Sign of iron deficiency or hypothyroidism or heart disease or hemochromatosis are “spooned” nails ,. Once you resolve the underlying condition, your nails should turn back to normal.
- SPLIT NAILS
As a result of malnutrition or vitamin C , folic acid, and protein deficiency occur split nails. A sign of psoriasis may be if they’re accompanied by a pitted nail bed .
Lupus, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or iron deficiency result with ridges on the nails .
- PITTED NAILS
Sign of some injury are pitted nails associate with zinc deficiency, alopecia areata, psoriasis, or connective tissue disorders. So take the dips or holes in your nails seriously.
- CLUBBED NAILS
The clubbing of the nails is related to lung disease, so If your nails are clubbed visit a doctor because it is related to, liver disease, or inflammatory bowel disease, AIDS.
- DRY AND BRITTLE NAILS
Hormone levels and bacterial health inside the body resulted in brittle and dry nails. They are related to thyroid disorders, but in cases of fungal infections they can also become dry.
Your nails say a lot about your health. Don’t ignore the signs changes on them.