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5 Things The State Of Your Nails Says About Your Heallth


Having strong, healthy nails isn’t just good news for your manicure—certain symptoms could also indicate bigger health problems.

Sure, you can usually tell if you feel sick or rundown, but there are other health problems that don’t necessarily present troublesome symptoms. You can be dehydrated without even knowing it, for example. That’s why looking to our bodies for cues is important, so we can catch all those warning signs for potential problems that we might not be able to feel. It’s true our nails deserve a lot more credit than we give them, apparently.

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By now, you’re probably pretty good at recognizing red flags in your hair and on your skin but you might be less familiar with what the state of your nails means. So next time your polishing them up, look our for these warning signs.

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Thick Or Yellow Nail

Nails that are yellow or thickened could indicate a fungal infection. It’s difficult to treat with topical medications, so you might need to visit a doctor for an oral medication.

Dark Lines

Dark lines on your nail bed could indicate melanoma, and that is not something that should ever go unnoticed.

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Pale Nails

Seriously pale nail beds could be a sign of anemia, diabetes, or even liver disease.

Cracks

Small cracks or grooves on nails are associated with psoriasis.

Brittle Nails

Nails break, that we know but if your nails crack fairly easily, this could reflect thyroid problems.

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Disclaimer: The Post 5 Things The State Of Your Nails Says About Your Heallth was first Published by Funmilola Soetan on www.fab.ng.

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