Thursday, November 4, 2010

Health and Nails

health and nails

Do you know that your nails can show your health condition? Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails. Read on and let's get diagnosed. =)

health and nails
Notice that these nails aren't rosy-red like normal? Very pale or white nails are sometimes linked to aging but they can also signal you of;
Anemia
Congestive heart failure
Liver disease
Malnutrition

health and nails
If the nails are all white with darker rims, this may indicate liver problems such as hepatitis. The nails in the picture above are jaundiced, another sign of liver trouble.

health and nails
Yellow nails. This looks a bit like my mom's hand after she mixed tumeric powder with the fish. xD The most common cause would be fungal infection. Leaving it would result in worsening infection, retraction on the nail beds and the nails may thicken and crumble. Urgh. Can't imagine. In rare cases, this may indicate more serious condition such as severe thyroid disease, lung disease, diabetes or psoriasis.

health and nails
Nails with a bluish tint can mean the body isn’t getting enough oxygen. This can indicate infection in the lungs such as pneumonia. A slight bluish base may reveal diabetes.

health and nails
Rippled or pitted nails may be an early sign of psoriasis or inflammatory arthritis.

health and nails
Dry, brittle nails that frequently crack or split have been linked to thyroid disease. Cracking or splitting with a yellowish hue is more likely due to fungal infection.

health and nails
Redness and puffiness around the nails signals an inflammation of the nail fold, lupus or another connective tissue disorder.

health and nails
Dark lines beneath the nail may be melanoma, a type of skin cancer. I've seen people whose nails suffered blows and the injured part of the nail turned color exactly like the above picture too.

So always pay attention to your nails, especially if you color them often and won't be able to tell if you're suffering from psoriasis. =p Alhamdulillah I can tell from this post I'm healthy. =)







Shine on,
Del

2 comments:

woooot~ i oso receive the email and post it as entry~ neway, we shal spread the news~ welcome to WSB, darl~ *hugsss*

Hey Glayriel! Wow you're the first Sabahan who I know that subscribed to Webmd! Yay!! OMG and you're one of the admin for WSB! xD Thank you for the acceptance! =D

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