5 health signs that your nails might reveal

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Listen to your nails, they might indicate what’s wrong with your health.

Pampering your nails with nail spa therapy and lots more is not a bad idea, but sometimes, you just need to stare at them bare, without any nail art on and see what they can reveal about your health.

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What are nails?

Nails are basically layers of a protective protein called Keratin that is also found in hair and skin.

Here are 5 health risks that your nails might be signaling towards.

1. Cracked and split up nails – Nails which are dry or cracked up/ brittle might indicate a thyroid problem. Also, dry or cracked nails along with a yellowish color might be caused by a fungal infection. 

2. Pale Nail texture – Pale nails might be indicative of fatal illnesses like anemia, malnutrition, liver problems and congestive heart failure. 

3. Bluish nails – Nails which have a bluish tinge to them might be a sign that your body isn’t getting enough oxygen. It is occasionally also indicative of a lung problem known as emphysema.

4. Ripped or pitted patterns on the nail surface – If the surface of your nails have a ripped or pitted texture then it might be a sign of psoriasis (skin disease).

5. Spoon shaped nails – Nails which are shaped like a spoon or look like they are in the shape of a concave lens, might be indicative of hypothyroidism. 

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