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IN Health & Fitness ON 02 Jun, 2016
Our nails aren't just a bunch of dead cells meant to decorate and flaunt nail art with matching clothes. They are a very important part of our body since nails carry symptoms of many diseases, including cancer. Don't worry; we're not here to scare you this time!
Have you noticed a crescent-shaped whitish area at the bed of your fingernail while trying to stop biting nails? It isn't just an area of pigment change under the nails; in fact, it is a highly sensitive area, and you should make sure it doesn't get damaged.
Though it's safe if the rest of the nail gets damaged or gets surgically removed since the lunula stays intact and safe.
The lunula is most visible on thumbs and might be faintly visible due to eponychium, the thickened layer of skin surrounding fingernails and toenails that cover the lunula.
According to Chinese alternative medicine, a lack of lunula indicates anaemia and malnutrition while a bluish/pale lunula indicates possible diabetes.
A lack of lunula (or a very small one) indicates indigestion and toxin overload in the body.