The thickness, shape and color of the nails can all point out some health problems. They may be the warning sign of an impending disease. Stains on the nails, color irregularity and the thickness can also indicate some internal issues.
- Wire Nails
If the shape of your nails is curved outwards and looks like spoon that means that you have some heart disease or your iron levels are high or low.
- Nail color
The healthy nail has a pinkish color with a white shade on the root. Green nail signal bacterial infection while red lines on the nails indicate a heart problem. Blue nails are a sign of lack of oxygen in the blood, and lifeless nails occur due to lack of vitamins. Dark spots on the nails indicate aging, and white nails are a sign of liver problems.
- Grooved nail
Grooved nail is a sign for disease that causes hair loss or psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disease that can be very unpleasant and itchy.
- Cracked nails
Cracked nails are most common and indicate lack of proteins, folic acid and vitamin C. White spots on the nails is an early sign of psoriasis in nearly 10% of cases. Cracked nails often indicate chronic undernourishment as well.
- Thick Nails
Thick nails are not natural or common thing. If you have thick nails that means that you have problems with your lung. Grooved and thick nails are sign for yeast infection, while cracked and thick nail means that you have problems with the thyroid gland. Also, unusually thickness is sign for very poor circulation.
We hope that this list will help you to detect many diseases in their early stage.