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Some nail abnormalities may be indicative of certain conditions and other health-related disorders. Watch out for any changes!
Just as your skin and hair, nails are in constant renewal. It is essential to include in our diet Vitamins A, B and C, Minerals (zinc, iron, iodine, calcium) and amino acids to have normal formation of keratin.
By eating a balanced portion of food from all groups (vegetables, fruit, legumes, meat, fish…), we’ll be receiving the right amount of all necessary nutrients.
Yellowish Color and Thickening
This could be fungus, especially if it occurs on your toenails.
It could be bruising originating under your nails because you banged yourself. The nail may fall off, but it will grow back strong and healthy.
This could be because of lack of some essential nutrients for keratin production.
Hangnails and Wounds
This is typical of people who bite their nails, and this is due to a symptom of anxiety. Biting your skin with your teeth exposes your fingers and nails to more sensitivity and infections.
Hollow Thin Nail
This disorder is associated with iron-deficiency anemia (iron deficiency in red blood cells.)
This may indicate the existence of psoriasis.
Nail polish and acetone contain substances that end up turning them brittle and dim. That’s why you have to hydrate them with special hand and foot lotions.
To protect your nails, it is recommended you wear rubber gloves when cleaning your house.
Crescents on some nail roots are made up of cells that have not completed their hardening process. This area is white because it has no blood supply from vessels. All nails have moons, but they are not always visible.
Small white spots that at times turn up on nails are of no importance. They result from banging that has led to a nail’s abnormal keratinization in that area, going away as soon as the nail grows.