Traditional healers and even experienced doctors get clues about the condition and quality of his health by looking at the patient. In traditional Chinese medicine, people learn the process of seeing, smelling, listening, and touching to assess the quality of health.
Your body provides many hidden signs and it’s important to know where to look, what to look for and what the signs you see mean.
Because fingernails grow fast and continuously, they are one of the good indicators to check health conditions. Believe it or not, you can tell the early signs of organ failure from your nails before your symptoms send you to the doctor’s office. The color and quality of the nails reflect different things and therefore you should pay attention to them.
Signs of nail color
Pale nails, especially very pale nails (and skin), can be signs of anemia (low blood iron levels), nutrient deficiencies (all sources of vitamins), congestive heart failure, and liver disease.
White nails with additional markers refer to various topics. White color with darker edges can be a sign of hepatitis. White color with a narrow pink area at the bottom (known as a terry nail) can indicate liver disease, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, or diabetes.
Yellow nails are often linked to fungal infections as well as liver malfunctions. If the nails are yellow and brittle or weak, this condition can indicate diseases such as psoriasis, diabetes, or lung diseases (for example, chronic bronchitis) or thyroid. Warning: smoking can also cause yellowing of nails.
Blue nails, like blue lips, can indicate excessive cold or lack of oxygen. If you don’t feel cold, blue nails can indicate respiratory problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).COPD) and emphysema.
White spots on fingernails often indicate zinc deficiency. Even with a good diet, if you’re experiencing white spots on your nails, you may need to take a zinc supplement to get enough of this mineral. However, zinc deficiency can also be caused by other issues, so seeing a doctor is a good option. Wait for a while before going to the doctor because the white spots on the fingernails may also be formed as a result of a physical injury, which will disappear after a while.
Black nails or dark lines under the nails can be a sign of a dangerous skin cancer, such as malignant melanoma. If you are faced with black streaks or painful nail growth, see a doctor as soon as possible.
Signs of nail quality
Nails that have a rough or pitted surface can be a sign of psoriasis or the early stages of autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disorders, such as Reiter’s syndrome.
Broken or cracked nails are often linked to symptoms of thyroid disorders, especially hypothyroidism. These conditions can be a sign of vitamin deficiency, especially vitamins A, c And B (Biotin). Also, fungal infection can be the cause of broken or brittle fingernails, if it is accompanied by their yellow color.
A puffy red nail is caused by inflammation around the edges of the nail, especially at the base. This condition can be caused by injury, infection or connective tissue diseases, such as lupus.