NAILS CAN TELL
BY: Nina Elyca J. Rabadam
Fingernails provide clues to what medical condition you may be experiencing. Take a few moments to examine them, and check for signs such as ridges, discolorations, and unusual shapes, as they may tell you that you need to make that visit to physician, and have a health check!
Nails which grow around swollen finger ends may point to emphysema, tuberculosis, cancer, or cardiovascular disease.
Nails may be flat or may look scooped out. Individuals with this kind of fingernail may have iron deficiency anemia or thyroid diseases.
Which are depressed furrows across the nail plate, result from emotional disturbances, severe illness or injury, or infections. It may also indicate an individual’s lack in having a good nutrition.
Are vertical white streaks which may indicate arsenic poisoning , kidney failure, heart attack or sickle-cell anemia.
Is the condition in which the nail bed has dark, pink to brown band near the tip. This condition may also indicate cirrhosis.
- HALF AND HALF NAILS
Nails, in which the half near the tip appears brown, and may point to kidney failure.
Nail plates which are unusually narrow and long suggest a pituitary hormone deficiency.
Chronically chipped, and sawtooth nails may suggest damage resulting from exposure to household or occupational chemicals.