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You Can Never Imagine What Nails Can Tell About Your Health.

"Your nails are like jewels don't treat them like tools." 

 - Anonymous

Your skin, nails, face and mouth reflect a lot about the internal condition of your body. The length of your nails can tell for how long you have been ill as illness hampers the nail growth. Fingernails take six months to grow completely while toenails can take up to an year. 

Yellow nails often indicate lung and liver diseases while nail-biting depicts an issue with your mental health. So, keep a regular check on your nails, because they are trying to tell a lot to you about your body.

We have also added some of the DIY Nail protection tips that will help your nails to stay healthy. Trying out nail paints, and nail art ideas will make your nails look pretty but make sure you don't overdo it. Take good care of your nails and let them breathe!

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 You Can Never Imagine What Nails Can Tell About Your Health.

You Can Never Imagine What Nails Can Tell About Your Health.

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Nails depict the internal condition of your body.

Nails depict the internal condition of your body.

Your skin, nails, and mouth depict a lot about the illness, deficiencies and disorders of your body.

Brittle, flexible and splitted up nails.

Brittle, flexible and splitted up nails.

This might be because of too much pressure during manicures or excessive usage of acrylic nails. They also indicate ageing and vitamin A deficiencies.

White spots on nails.

White spots on nails.

White spots on nails often indicate a number of deficiencies. Ranging from protein to calcium. White spots can also be a sign of fungal diseases or allergic reactions.

The dramatic yellow tinged nails.

The dramatic yellow tinged nails.

Causes can range from fungal diseases to smoking to excessive usage of dark nail polishes.

Nail Clubbing

Nail Clubbing

Commonly denote a lung disease. Here tips of the fingers enlarge to cover the nails.

Dark Vertical Bands On Nails.

Dark Vertical Bands On Nails.

Pigmented ones suggest the presence of benign moles in the nail bed. If bands continue to change or darken, it is better to inform your dermatologist about it.

Spoon Nails

Spoon Nails

These types of nails usually appear scooped out and almost always suggest the deficiency of Iron. The other rare causes might include heart diseases or under active thyroid gland.

Splinter Hemorrhages

Splinter Hemorrhages

Tiny blood clots running vertically under the nails. They can be associated with various connective tissue disorders and in many cases are also caused by trauma.

Pitted Nails.

Pitted Nails.

The defective development of layers of nail plate results in pitting. It is common with connective tissue disorders, majorly the skin disorders.

Moisturize your nails using a hand lotion.

Moisturize your nails using a hand lotion.

Make sure you moisturize your cuticles too.

Using a protective layer of nail hardener will help your nails to become stronger.

Using a protective layer of nail hardener will help your nails to become stronger.

Cropping them down.

Cropping them down.

Trimming them straight across and then rounding the tips in a curve fashion is a hygienic way to cut them.

Keep your nails dry and clean.

Keep your nails dry and clean.

Wet nails accumulate bacteria. Prolonged contact with water can further weaken your nails. Feel free to share this story with your friends and family!

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