One of the parts of our body that we neglect most are the nails. However, the color, hardness and shape of the nail may indicate different health problems or vitamin deficiencies that you should consider.
8 Alterations in your nails that warn you that you have some health problem
1- Discolored nails
A healthy nail should be pink with a touch of pinkish white near the base. If your nail is of another color you may have a health problem.
- Green nails are a sign of bacterial infection
- Red streaks on the nail bed are a warning of infection in the heart valve
- Blue fingernails indicate low levels of oxygen in the blood
- Opaque fingernails may be due to a vitamin deficiency
- White fingernails may indicate liver disease
- The dark stripes in the upper part (or Terry's nails) are associated with aging and congestive heart failure
2- Sunken nails
Nails spoon-shaped may be due to an iron deficiency (anemia), hemacromatosis (liver disorder in which the body absorbs too much iron), heart disease or hypothyroidism.
3- Chopped fingernails
If you get small holes in the nails without apparent cause, it may be because you experience psoriasis, some connective tissue disorder, alopecia areata or deficiency of zinc.
4- Thick nails
Having the nails too thick is not normal. If you have them like this, you may suffer some type of lung disease or circulation problems. On the other hand, thick and rough-textured nails may indicate a fungal infection, and thick, detached nails may signify thyroid disease or psoriasis.
5- Chipped nails
When nails are flaked into layers it may be due to a deficiency of protein, vitamin C or folic acid . Pay attention to what you eat and try to eat nutrient-rich foods.
6- Striated nails
If your nails look like they have stretch marks, it may be due to a iron deficiency, inflammatory arthritis or lupus ]
7- Incarnated nails
If the skin around the nail it inflames you and it causes you pain, it may be due to some type of lung, intestinal or liver disease and even AIDS.
8- Dry and brittle nails
If your nails are dry and brittle, you should check your Hormonal and bacterial levels . Thyroid disorders cause dry nails and, in addition, cause them to break. On the other hand, it can also be due to a fungal infection.
No matter how you have your nails, with These simple tricks can always be taken care of.
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Source: Healthy Holistic Living