Healthy Nails, Healthy Body: How Your Nails Can Reveal Underlying Health Issues

Healthy Nails, Healthy Body: How Your Nails Can Reveal Underlying Health Issues

Have you ever thought about the health of your nails? Most of us simply trim, buff and polish our nails without giving much thought to their condition. However, your nails can actually be an important indicator of your overall health. Changes in the color, texture or shape of your nails may be a sign of an underlying health problem.


What Your Nails Say About Your Health 

Now that you found out a few facts about your nails, let’s find out what can they reveal about your health! 

In contemporary medicine diagnosis of a disease is possible taking into consideration changes in nail shape and relief. 

Here’s how you can what’s wrong with your body just by looking at your nails: 

1. Horizontal Lines On Fingernails

The horizontal lines on fingernails talk about unbalanced diet or the untreated disease on time. They can manifest when there is a change in diet. Crumbly surfaces on nails mean salt buildup. 


2. Vertical Lines On Fingernails 

Vertical lines on nails signals worsening digestion (excessive use of fatty acids and salt), a process that absorbs minerals and albumin very hard.

Also, you have deficiency of vitamin B12 and iron. Bowel disease may occur in this case too. Digestive function, liver and kidney function may be reduced, there may be a general fatigue. 


3. Gnawed Fingernails  

Gnawed fingernails are a sign of nervousness, deficiency of minerals or the presence of parasites in the gut. They are a symptom of neurosis, gastritis, or sexual dysfunction in women. 


4. Large, Curved Fingernails 

Large fingernails, curved, bulb-shaped, far exceeding the finger surface (cone-shaped nails) indicates the weakness of the heart and lungs (tuberculosis). They are a cold syndrome, lack of energy in the lungs.

 A bulge at the end of the nail talking about a chronic infection of the lungs. 


5. Spoon-Shaped Fingernails 

Concave fingernail (which is shaped like a spoon), where you can hold a drop of water, indicate iron deficiency. It is a syndrome of cold, lack of power of the lungs, but a symptom of an inherited form of alcoholism.

Indicate triangular nail disorders of the spine and spinal cord. 


6. Crooked Fingernails 

Smooth crooked nails (like a parrot’s beak) talks about innate form of asthma, about bronchitis, tuberculosis, chronic cough. 


7. Crumbly Fingernails 

 Crumbly fingernails are a sign of low iron content and vitamin A in the body, of the poor functioning of the thyroid or kidney, of a bad blood circulation. 


8. Split Fingernails

 Split nails show a low level of digestive fire, also indicate that blood flow, sexual and nervous systems are disturbed and lessen nervous reactions. 


9. Peeling Fingernails 

This is a phenomenon caused by excessive consumption of fruits, juices, soft drinks, artificial products, medicines, minerals missing in the body, giving rise to an imbalance in nutrition. 

In this case it may appear indigestion, gas formation in the bowel, fatigue, irregular menstruation, sexual weakness, depression, nervousness, insomnia and other such states. 


The Crescent From The Base Of The Nails 

This whitish crescent-shaped area at the bottom of your fingernails is called lunula. Here’s what your lunula has to say about your health: 

 1. Large Crescent 

The large size of the crescent of the nail is related to tachycardia. 


2. Crescent Absence 

Absence of the crescent of the nail is a sign of neurosis heart, heart failure and disturbances in blood circulation. 


3. Bluish Crescent 

Bluish crescent talks about disturbances in liver function, red crescent is a sign of heart failure, if the crescent is separated from the other side of the nail by a horizontal line, it means that the person has diabetes.

Cuticles around the nails show an albumin, vitamin C and folic acid deficiency in the body (the deficit is insufficient use of these substances or their poor assimilation).

 Your nails have so much to say about you and your health! Go ahead and listen to them!


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