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.
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 :
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.
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 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 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 ^