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All women want to have beautiufl nails so they paint them, especially when there are some imperfections to be covered. What most of the people don’t know is that our nails are also a reflection of our overall health.
All those imperfections are actually the first sign of some disease.
Even though some nail symptoms are harmless, others can indicate numerous chronic diseases, including the cancer.
Make sure to consult a dermatologist as soon as you notice some significant changes In your nails like swelling, discolorations, or shape or thickness changes.
There are many factors due to which your nails can change their natural color to yellow one, such as age, using acrylic nails or nail polish. Moreover, smoking can also cause the yellowish stains on the naisl. On the other hand, yellow, thick and crumbly nails can be an indicator of a fungal infection as well.
Even not too often, still yellow nails can be associated with psoriasis, diabetes, respiratory disease or thyroid disease.
Dry, Cracked or Brittle Nails
The deficiency of some vitamins usualy makes your nails dry, cracked or brittle. On the other hand, leaving them for too long in water can also cause this issues.
The condition when your nails become both enlarged and curved downward is called clabbing which is usually a sign of low oxygen in the blood. Moreover, it is associated with lung disease as well. Besides that, clubbing can also be connected with AIDS, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease and kidney or liver disease.
Nail trauma can also cause the appearance of small white spots on our nails which are not dangerous for our health and will fade on their own. However, sometimes these spots don’t go away and they could be an indicator of a fungal infection.
They appear due to certain trauma or a serious disease accompanied with a high fever (such as from pneumonia or scarlet fever).
Visit your doctor immediately if you notice some black streaks or painful growths on your naisl since they are probably caused by melanoma which is the deadliest form of cancer.