Nail talk

Nail talk

The shape, colour and even the texture of your nails could provide a story about ones health. While some are common and harmless, certain unique characteristics could even be signs of heart and lung diseases.
So before you get yourself manicured, check out these facts and get your SELF cured!

WHITE SPOTS

White spots on nails: Causes, prevention, and treatment – BACT MED

The most common indication, affecting almost all persons. They are usually a result of nail trauma and will wearr out with the growth of the nail. However, spots that do not fade or grow out may be due to fungal infections that should be medically treated.

YELLOW NAILS

Top 10 reasons for brittle and deformed nails | TheHealthSite.com

On most occasions, nails could yellow due to excessive use of nail varnish or acrylic nails. Smoking also leads to yellowish stain on fingers. If your nails are yellow and crumbly, it could be due to a fungal infection
Yellow nails could be an indication of thyroid, diabetes, even psoriasis.

DRY AND BRITTLE NAILS

The Best Brittle Nails Treatment That You Can Do At Home

People who tend to wash clothes by hand, are exposed to chemicals such as cleaning products and use nail polish remover excessively could be prone to dry, brittle nails.

Dryness and brittle texture of nails could be an indication of fungal infection or hyperthyroidism. It is also brought about when deficiencies in vitamins A, C and B biotin is lacking.

CLUBBED NAILS

Nail clubbing - Wikipedia

Clubbing of nails occur when the fingertips enlarge and the nail curves and grows downwards. It could be a sign of oxygen deficiency and lung problems.

Clubbing is also related to kidney disease, heart disease and even AIDS

DARK DISCOLORATIONS

Blue fingernails - The symptom unpacked

Black streaks or painful growths should be a red flag to get a specialist inspection, as they could be caused by Melanoma, otherwise known as skin cancer.

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