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Did you know that your nails can sometimes indicate your health problems

Most of the time, your nail problems can be traced to environmental exposure – harsh cleansing chemicals, drying nail type products, overuse of hands at work or home. Dermatologist specialists advises that the condition of your nails can sometimes reflect a problem in your overall health. Here’s what they say to look out for:

Pale Nailspale nails - health problems?

If your nails are looking very pale this can be a sign of Anemia, so be sure you’re consuming good sources of iron, including vegetables, beans, and red meat. But this can also be a sign of a more serious illnesses 

  • Anemia
  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Liver disease
  • Malnutrition

White Nails

Shorter horizontal white marks or streaks, this is more likely just the result of damage to the nails which can last from weeks to months. Horizontal white lines that cover the entire nail or nails or dark rims around the nail can be  an indication of a lack of protein so make sure you have plenty of milk, cheese, yogurt & white meat. It also can be possible 

  • Liver problems
  • Hepatitis
  • Kidney Disease

Yellow Nailsyellow nails health problems

One of the most common causes of yellow nails is a fungal infection. As this worsens, your  nail bed may shrink then become coarse, thick & crumble or just generally have a very slow growth rate. In a rare case the yellowish tinge can represent abnormalities affecting the lungs as well as

  • Thyroid disease
  • Lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • Psoriasis  

Bluish Nails

Nails with a bluish tint can mean the body isn’t getting enough oxygen. Some serious illnesses include

  • Lung problem
  • Emphysema
  • some Heart problems

Split Nailssplit nails can be a health problem

Cracking or splitting nails can be helped with nail strengthening treatments. If you have a yellowish colour is possibly a fungal infection. Brittle or cracking nails can be linked to

  • Thyroid disease

Puffy Nail Fold

If you have redness & puffiness this is known as inflammation of the nail fold. It can be caused by an infection or some cases by another health problem. It’s always a good idea to have a regular manicure to keep yours nails healthy & regularly wash your hands to keep them hygienic. Other symptoms of inflammation can also be a sign of

  • Lupus 
  • Connective Tissue disorder

Bitten Nailsbitten nails can be a cause of anxiety

Biting your nails is usually just an old habit, but sometimes is a sign of anxiety. Nail biting or picking has also been linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Have a Manicure with your favourite Nail colour will leave your nail attractive & pretty which can discourage you to bite your nails. Our Gel polish strengthening treatment is ideal

 

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