13 Health Secrets Your Fingernails Tell

Learn what your fingernails reveal about your health. Our post shows you different conditions that can be identified by studying your nails closely.

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Many people are curious about their fingernail conditions and what they mean. Some of the common irregularities include pitting, ridges, spots, and other marks.

Today we dive into your fingernail’s health and decode the likely meaning. The helpful chart that we are sharing will give excellent clues and even alert you to potential deficiencies.

via Berkley Wellness

Fingernail Conditions And What They Mean

via Berkley Wellness

As you can see by the infographic from Berkley Wellness, there are a number of conditions to be aware of including the following :

White Bands

This condition is characterized by a pair of horizontal white lines running parallel to the nail based. It may occur because of chemotherapy, but also may be associated with liver disease or kidney disease.

Nail Clubbing

Nails normally curve at a slight upward angle from the nail bed. Nails that curve downward may indicate lung disease, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV infection.

Horizontal indentations

Horizontal lines may be a sign of injury to the nail. They can occur as a result of high fever and also in people undergoing chemotherapy treatment. These are also referred to as Beau’s Lines.

Spoon Nails

Spoon Nails may be abnormally thin and flat, or even concave enough to hold a drop of water. This condition is associated with severe iron deficiency, anemia, and repeated exposure to chemicals or trauma.

White Nail Plates

White Nail Plates are characterized by white nails with a dark band at the tip. They usually appear on all fingers and are common in people with liver disease. Whilst they may also occur as part of normal aging, they can be associated with congestive heart failure, diabetes, and HIV Infection.

13 Things Your Nails Reveal About Your Health

via Natural Health

We have included this excellent video from Brightside that is well worth watching. It will give you 13 common nail health conditions to be aware of. Click Play above to view now ^

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