Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Many things can occur in the nails that can signify systemic or skin problems, so if you have some questions about your health, look down at your fingernails, they may be saying something to you.
Here you have six conditions that can cause nail symptoms:
Discolorations usually appear in lines that run from cuticle to tip, and they can be benign moles or cancerous melanomas. You should consult a dermatologist if the skin under the nail plate – the hard part of the nail, covering the fingertips-develops any brown coloring.
These developments are always more of concern if they affect a single finger instead of all. Brown lines that run into the cuticle could be sign of melanoma. Ones that stop at or before the cuticle are likely caused by moles.
Small cysts that grown near or in the cuticles may arise with arthritis. These are benign and best addressed by hand surgeon.
Fingernails and toenails are closely related to hair.
Just as your hair might fall out after an illness or prolonged period of stress, your nails can also exhibit symptoms. Most frequently, stress will cause side-to-side lines to appear on your nails.
This common skin condition is usually characterized by scaly, red patches, but it can also impact fingernails and toenails.
If you have yellow-red discoloring on your nail you should consult your dermatologist. Others symptoms that can be caused by psoriasis are: indentations, Beau’s lines, white areas, black lines, and redness.
5. Kidneys disease
Several nail changes can indicate the presence of acute or chronic kidney disease. The most often are: Ridged nails and White streaks
6. Darier disease
This disease is rare genetic disorder that appears mostly in adolescence. It shows up in the fingernails and toenails as broad, white or reddish stripes that run from cuticle to tip.
If you found some of this nails disorders immediately consult your doctor.
Take care for your nails by staying hydrated and eating a well-balanced diet. Always be sure that you’re consuming enough vitamin B and zinc because those nutrients greatly strengthen your nails.
Your nails can save your life, so take care of them!