Health Signs The Nails Can Show You

Did you know your nails could indicate if something is going wrong within you?

The state of your bare nails can tell you a lot about your overall health: peeling, ridges, and brittleness are unsightly, but might also be your body’s cry for help. The nails offer many little clues to what's going on inside you.

Check on possible signs of serious health conditions the nails can give away:

White nails could indicate Liver diseases, such as hepatitis

Yellowish, thickened, slow-growing nails could indicate Lung diseases


Yellowish nails with a slight blush at the base could indicate Diabetes

Half-white, half-pink nails could indicate Kidney disease

Red nail beds could indicate Heart disease

Pale or white nail beds could indicate Anemia

Pitting or rippling of the nail surface could indicate Psoriasis or inflammatory arthritis


"Clubbing," a painless increase in tissue around the ends of the fingers, or inversion of the nail could  also indicate Lung diseases

Irregular red lines at the base of the nail fold could indicate Lupus or connective tissue disease

Dark lines beneath the nail could indicate Melanoma

Others include Peeling which are caused by a lack of a nutrient. If you notice this simply incorporate vegetable oils-- soybean oil and sunflower oil into your diet.

Brittle nails. Usually caused by dryness that comes after excessive exposure to water , which a hydrating hand cream can treat. The second cause of brittle nails could be an iron deficiency a cure for this is to stock up on dark, leafy green vegetables


Healthy nails have a fair, flesh tone, so if you notice an ongoing yellow look, you could be getting a fungal infection. If you notice unusual changes in your nail, do visit your dermatologist.


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