If you like to take care of your nails? It can be a good practice to make your nails look beautiful and attractive. But make no mistake, beautiful nails are not able to cover the signs of health problems in your body. Besides the beauty, but also the nails can be an indicator of the health of your body.
“A lot of health problems that can be seen from the nails,” said John Knox, a physician at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
Nails is a unique indicator because it has partial transparency. Nails can also say how long you are sick, as a nail takes six months to grow, and the big toe nail memnutuhkan whole year.
Knox menyatkan even nail biting can be an indicator of mental health. “Patients who feel anxious or obsessive-compulsive disorder are more likely to bite their nails,” says Knox.
Several diseases can be detected by observing changes in the nails. Lung disease and lymphedema can cause a yellow discoloration of the nails. Although psoriasis can be seen as a stain on the nail fungus. The existence of bands or lines on fingernails and color changes can also indicate the presence of disease.
It is important to pay attention to the health of nails, but Knox also noted that there is not always a problem in the nail is indicative of health problems. It might have some nails problem has a simple explanation. “Malnutrition will cause brittle nails and aging, excessive hand washing, and some other things”
What about your nails?