Do you Have Abnormal nails? Here’s what it means

by Daniel / Mar 15, 2017 / 0 comments

Some parts of the body will let you know when something is not right and you’ll be surprised to find out that your nails are one of them. The shape, color, texture, and condition of your fingernails and toenails can tell you whether you are healthy or not.

Are your nails splitting or weak?

If you take a closer look at your nails and you notice that they are brittle, these could be the causes:

Strong manicure

Aging

Abrasive gel wraps

Harsh acrylic nails

One way to solve this problem is to quit nail salon treatment. People who are suffering from vitamin A deficiency have nails that bend or break easily. This could also point to vitamins, C, H and B deficiency.

Are your nails discolored?

If your nails are discolored, this could mean:

You are fond of dark nail polish

You are a smoker

You have fungal problems

It’s a sign for psoriasis

The problem of yellow nails can be solved by soaking the nails in denture cleaner, but if the stain won’t go away and there’s pain, then it’s due to a fungal infection.

Other nail colors may include:

Green- bacterial infection

White- liver disease or hepatitis

Blue- low oxygen levels

Red- heart valve infection

Nails with dark stripes also known as terry’s nail is a sign of aging or congestive heart failure.

Scooped Nails

Scooped nails are a sign of iron deficiency or heart disease.

Pitted Nails

This could mean that you constantly bang your hands as this could ultimately cause bumpy nails. This could also mean that you should talk to a doctor.

Stop ignoring a change in shape, color, texture, and condition of your nails.