How to Know That Your Nails Are in Bad Health Condition

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Know the health status of your nails/Photo Credit: Madivas
Taking care of your nails is very important and good for the general well being. How clean your nails are matters a lot because it give someone a glimpse of your kind of person, if actually you value personal hygiene. It is not all about manicure but adequately taking care inorder to appear strong and healthy. 

Some health tips concerning your nails: 

Dark stripes or Painful Growth

it usually shows when  disease is present. It is a dark stripes or discoloration on your nails, although not common with blacks but it usually shows when the disease is present. Melanoma that comes from the nail unit is a serious thing. Quickly consult your doctor as soon as possible if you see this.

Clubbing and White Spots

This is a situation when ends of your finger swell and the nail becomes rounded and curved- this can sometimes be a sign of a kidney or liver disease. If you happen to experience such, please quickly see a doctor.

Note:

Some believe that white spots on the hand isn’t an indication of calcium deficiency. It is most times when you forcefully hit your hand against something.

Horizontal Ridges and Vertical Ridges

Vertical Ridges appears on the nails just like the wrinkles on your face, it is a sign of aging.It comes about as a direct trauma to the nail or a more serious illness in which case it appears on more than one nail at a time. It can also come about as a result of drug reaction.

“Spoon” Nails and Pitting

It is as a result of iron deficiency anemia; It is a thin nail that is concave in shape. Quickly see your doctor if you notice this. Also, if your nail is covered with pits and dents then this could be a sign that you have psoriasis.

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Dark stripes or Painful Growth

it usually shows when the disease is present. It is a dark stripes or discoloration on your nails, although not common with blacks but it usually shows when the disease is present. Melanoma that comes from the nail unit is a serious thing. Quickly consult your doctor as soon as possible if you see this.

Developing Yellow Nails

This can happen as a result acrylic nails or nail lacquers (polish), due to much painting of nails. Try to give your nails some break and allow for natural nails. It can also be as a result of aging.

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Dry, Cracked or Brittle Nail

This comes as a result of dryness on the nail plate, it happens as a result of swimming, too much usage of nail polish remover, eating non healthy food, living in a low-humidity environment, aging or sometimes hypothyroidism; a side effect which is a condition where the thyroid work too slowly.

 

 

 

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