12 Changes In Your Fingernails That Could Signal Other Problems! 12 Changes In Your Fingernails That Could Signal Other Problems!
For most of us, out nails are more like an aesthetic feature, which can be made to look prettier by getting them manicured. However... 12 Changes In Your Fingernails That Could Signal Other Problems!
For most of us, out nails are more like an aesthetic feature, which can be made to look prettier by getting them manicured. However did you know that nails are reflection of how our inner body is functioning? Many of the health issues can surface and can come to our knowledge by looking at our nails.

1. Thick Yellow Nails

Your thick yellow nails could be due to bronchitis and respiratory diseases. They can also be due to smoking. Bad nail paint, acrylic nails. A crumbled, thick yellow nail could indicate a fungal infection. According to doctors, thick nails can be indication of chronic diseases like diabetes, thyroid and psoriasis as well.


2. Brown Stripes On Nails

A brown or a black pigment on your nails should not be ignored as this could be indicator of serious skin disorder, melanoma. It could also be caused due to some previous injury to the nail. However if there was no injury, it could be due to skin diseases.

3. Blue Nails

If your lungs are not getting enough oxygen, your nails will tell you this by turning blue. The bluish tinge on your nails can also be indicating heart problems.

4. Pitted Nails

Little pits and dents on your nails can be due to psoriasis a skin condition that causes itchiness and rashes. Dents on nails can also mean that you are having alopecia areata, this is an autoimmune condition in which you lose hair.

5. Nails Falling Off

If your nails are falling off it could be due to some inflammation at the nail bed. It could also be due to diabetes, iron deficiencies and thyroid. You should get these examined by your doctor to rule out the possibility of nail tumours

6. Nails Curved Upwards

Upward curved nails look like a spoon and this are quite visible when they occur in this deformity. The most common reason for this is anaemia that is caused due to iron deficiency. An iron supplement in this case should help however these could also be related to thyroid and heart issues.

7. Brittle, Chippy nails

Experts say that if you are working in a salon or constantly washing utensils or clothes where in your nails are in touch with harsh chemicals, your nails will become brittle. Brittle and chipped nails are also due to lack of vitamin A, Vitamin B and can be cured with help of biotin supplements. Nails can turn brittle also due to underactive or overactive thyroid, and psoriasis hence you should consult your doctor for the same.

8. White Spots

White spots are usually not indicative any health issues, and grow out on their own. However these could be due to some previous injury as well and if the nails are painful you should get them checked. Poor quality of nail colours and nail polish remover too can cause white spots on nails

9. Pale And Dull Nails

People who generally smoke get dull and pale nails. Apart from this pale nails are also due to lack of iron and could be indicative of diabetes. Once again this is a common condition and should not be ignored as often nails are first to wear off when you have diabetes.

10. Half Moon Nails

Have you noticed that your nails are getting white half mooned appearance under the nail bed, if so then these are due indicating some serious health issues. Medically termed as Terry’s nails, these could be related to liver issues. These could develop if you are consuming excess alcohol or also due to weight loss.

11. Lengthwise Ridges On The Nails

These kinds of ridges generally appear on nails in old age. They also appear due to lack of zinc in the body. They are also indicative health issues such as psoriasis, diabetes and circulatory diseases.

12. Sideway Grooves

Sideway grooves on the nails should be reported to doctors at once as these could be due to heart issues. They can also be due to some infection or some previous illness or injury. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures can also lead to grooves in the nails.

Henry Okafor

  • Tanu Mahajan

    2017-01-03 #1 Author

    Very helpful article. This is a superb way of knowing health issues.

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  • Diarra Scott

    2017-01-03 #2 Author

    This is a very helpful message. This article should be in other places also. Some people may never know how much your nails could tell about your health.

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  • Adrienne

    2017-01-03 #3 Author

    Just nasty nails

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  • Amari

    2017-01-03 #4 Author

    This gave me a lot of facts that I didn’t know about , awesome.

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  • Billie

    2017-01-03 #5 Author

    This is very crazy my nails get this way

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