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You may not be aware of this but the color, shape and size of your nails provide valuable information about your health. When medical professionals examine your fingernails, they are looking for signs of illness. In the interests of protecting your own health, it would be a good idea to listen to your body and pay attention to what it is telling you because it could very well save your life.
Health Problems Revealed Through The Nails
The human nail is composed of a protein known as keratin which acts to provide protection and sensory information related to touch. When the body suffers injury or illness, the nail maybe among the first tell-tale signs of trouble. Below is a table listing of nail appearance and their association with common illnesses.
Nail Appearance Medical Condition
White Nails Liver Disease
Thick, Yellowish nails Emphysema
Opaque Nails with Dark Bands Diabetes
Red Nails Cardiovascular Disease
Half White, Half Pink Nails Kidney Disease
Spoon Nails Iron Anemia Deficiency
Enlarged, Clubbed Nails Liver and Heart Disease
Nail Depressions Psoriasis
If you notice any changes in the appearance of your nails, bring it to the attention of your doctor. The doctor can perform an examination to determine whether or not you have developed a condition that requires medical intervention. Although it's important to bear in mind that nails can change appearance for a number of reasons, it's better to be safe than sorry.
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What Your Nails Say About Your Health. http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/guide/what-your-nails-say-about-your-health
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