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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

8 Health Warnings Your Fingernails May Be Sending

We rarely notice the changes in our fingernails but they can tell us a lot about our health. So look at your nails and see if you have any of these changes.

8 Health Warnings Your Fingernails May Be Sending

  • Thickened nails

If your nails are too thick (like animal claws) this may indicate circulatory problems or lung disease. Another problem that you might have if your nails are too thick is a fungal infection or allergic reaction to some medications that you are taking.

  • Discolored nails

Your nails should have a white bed in its base and the rest should be pink. If there is a change in the color here are some potential problems, you might have:

  • White nails mean you might have some liver disorders or hepatitis;
  • Blue nails low oxygen in the blood;
  • Red streaks on the base means heart valve infection;
  • Green nails mean bacterial infection;
  • Dark stripes may indicate congestive heart failure;
  • Dull-colored nails mean vitamin deficiency.


  • Concave nails


This may signal a heart disease, hypothyroidism, iron deficiency, and hemochromatosis. When the problem is found your nails will return to normal.

  • Split nails

This means a deficiency of folic acid, protein, and vitamin C or malnutrition. This condition together with pitted nail bed may signal psoriasis.

  • Ridges

This signals arthritis, iron deficiency or lupus.

  • Pitted nails

Pitted nails may be due to some injury but also connective tissue disorders, alopecia areata, zinc deficiency, and psoriasis.

  • Clubbed nails

Some diseases that clubbed nails may indicate are AIDS, lung disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease.

  • Brittle and dry nails

This condition may be connected to problems in the hormone levels, thyroid disorders or fungal infection. For all these conditions the treatments need some time until they turn back to normal.

If you have any of these problems with your nails the best thing is to ask your doctor for advice.

Source: organichealthhouse.com

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