Nails and health
Nails and Health: Read the Signs
Did you know your nails can reveal clues to your overall health? A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails. Keep reading to learn what secrets your nails might reveal. From http://spasalon.us
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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http://www.spasalon.usNails and Health: Read the SignsDid you know your nails can reveal clues to your overall health? A touch of white here, a rosy tingethere, or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, andheart can show up in your nails. Keep reading to learn what secrets your nails might reveal.Pale NailsVery pale nails can sometimes be a sign of serious illness, such as:AnemiaCongestive heart failureLiver diseaseMalnutrition
http://www.spasalon.usWhite NailsIf the nails are mostly white with darker rims, this can indicate liver problems, such as hepatitis. In thisimage, you can see the fingers are also jaundiced, another sign of liver trouble.Yellow Nails
http://www.spasalon.usOne of the most common causes of yellow nails is a fungal infection. As the infection worsens, the nailbed may retract, and nails may thicken and crumble. In rare cases, yellow nails can indicate a moreserious condition such as severe thyroid disease, lung disease, diabetes or psoriasis.Bluish NailsNails with a bluish tint can mean the body isnt getting enough oxygen. This could indicate an infectionin the lungs, such as pneumonia. Some heart problems can be associated with bluish nails.
http://www.spasalon.usRippled NailsIf the nail surface is rippled or pitted, this may be an early sign of psoriasis or inflammatory arthritis.Discoloration of the nail is common; the skin under the nail can seem reddish-brown.Cracked or Split NailsDry, brittle nails that frequently crack or split have been linked to thyroid disease. Cracking or splittingcombined with a yellowish hue is more likely due to a fungal infection.
http://www.spasalon.usPuffy Nail FoldIf the skin around the nail appears red and puffy, this is known as inflammation of the nail fold. It may bethe result of lupus or another connective tissue disorder. Infection can also cause redness andinflammation of the nail fold.Dark Lines Beneath the Nail
http://www.spasalon.usDark lines beneath the nail should be investigated as soon as possible. They are sometimes caused bymelanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.Gnawed NailsBiting your nails may be nothing more than an old habit, but in some cases its a sign of persistentanxiety that could benefit from treatment. Nail biting or picking has also been linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you cant stop, its worth discussing with your doctor.
http://www.spasalon.usNails Are Only Part of the PuzzleThough nail changes accompany many conditions, these changes are rarely the first sign. And many nailabnormalities are harmless -- not everyone with white nails has hepatitis. If youre concerned about theappearance of your nails, see a dermatologist.Follow http://www.spasalon.us