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What are your fingernails telling you

What are your fingernails telling you

About 30 different nail signs may be associated with medical conditions.

CLUBBED FINGERNAIL
Round and bulbous fingertips causing nails to curve around.
Possible causes: Emphysema and other lung conditions.

PITTED NAIL
Small dents or pits in the nail.
Possible causes: Arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or eczema.

BEAU”S LINES
Horizontal indents in the nail.
Possible causes: Severe malnutrition, chemotherapy, nail injury, or even extreme altitude exposure.

KOILONYCHIA
Nails begins to bend upwards like a spoon.
Possible causes: Iron deficiency.

LIFTED NAIL
Nail begins to separate from nail bed.
Possible causes: Thyroid disease, graves disease, lupus, other autoimmune diseases.

HALF AND HALF NAILS
Discolored so that one part is white and the other is pink or darker.
Possible causes: Kidney and liver issues.

Disclaimer: If you think you have any of these conditions, go see a doctor.

A. Mangla et al./Clinical Case Reports

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