September 2, 2015

Nails are mirror of health

Nails show how healthy we are. Quality of healthy nails is strength, resilience, elasticity and easy design. 

A healthy nail is slightly pink in part to the skin and the part that emerges should be colorless and transparent.

However, all nails are not the same, and the reason for this lies in the diet.  


Deficiency of vitamins and minerals, the existence of some organic diseases and conditions, as well as the occurrence of bacterial and fungal infections of the nails and skin can be signs that something is wrong.

What are the most common nail changes?

 

• White spots and lines


They can occur as a result of minor injuries and vitamin deficiency.

• White areas on the nails


White areas on the nails with the occurrence of irregularities and brittleness of the nails are characteristic of fungal infections.



all nails are not the same, and the reason for this lies in the diet, deficiency of vitamins and minerals, the existence of some organic diseases and conditions, as well as the occurrence of bacterial and fungal infections of the nails and skin.

• Brown or black discoloration of the nail


This phenomenon occurs as a result of trauma, fungal or bacterial infection. 


The cause of this problem may be the existence of youth in the area of the nail plate, so testing should exclude the occurrence of melanoma.

• Yellow-brown color of the nail with the thickened surface


The deformed nail plate, which is dilapidated, occurs in fungal infection, psoriasis or in diabetics due to poor peripheral circulation.


• Excessive nail fragility


If nails are brittle and break, we could suspect on a deficiency of vitamin A in the body, then calcium, omega unsaturated fatty acids, but also at the work of the thyroid gland.

• Horizontal grooves on the nail


They arise as a result of the slow growth of the nail, and indicating poor circulation, allergies to medications or trauma.


• The depressions on the nail that resemble a spoon


As a normal phenomenon, this depression is occur in children, while in adults occurs as a result of trauma.


• White color in lower part of nail


If you have a white lower part of the nail with brown skin around the nail, it means that you have severe renal insufficiency.