What Your Nails Can Tell You About Your Health

By Priyanka

Observing the condition of your fingernails can save you from various diseases.

Here are some of the diseases which can be predicted by watching the condition of your nails.

Yellow fingernails

If you have pale yellow nails, then it’s a symptom of a fungal infection.

Nail biting

Nail biting is normal behaviour for those who suffer stress, especially those who struggle with an obsessive-compulsive disorder known as onychophagia (OCD).

Cracked nails

If you have brittle/cracked nails it might be a sign that your thyroid has slowed down.

White nails

Although Terry's nails might develop with ageing, they can also indicate liver issues, such as cirrhosis.

Puffiness around nails

People with systemic lupus erythematosus experience skin symptoms, which frequently take the form of red, swollen skin around the nails.

Nail clubbing

When there is a lack of oxygen, the nail grows around the fingertip. This refers to nail clubbing, and it frequently indicates lung cancer.

Detached nails

Onycholysis, the medical term for nails that separate from the skin, is frequently an indication of a hyperactive thyroid.

Keep a check on the condition of your fingernails, and if you have any of these symptoms, then don’t hesitate to contact a doctor, as it can save your life.