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7 Ways Of Nails Alert You To Health Issues.

Updated: Feb 18

See your doctor if you notice any of these nail symptoms:

  1. discoloration (dark streaks, white streaks, or changes in nail color)

  2. changes in nail shape (curling or clubbing)

  3. changes in nail thickness (thickening or thinning)

  4. nails that become brittle.

  5. nails that are pitted.

  6. bleeding around nails.

  7. swelling or redness around nails.

What dark streaks in your nails mean?

Dark streaks in your nails can be caused by a few different things. It could be caused by a fungal infection, or by an increase in melanin production. It could also be caused by trauma to the nail or an iron deficiency. If the streaks are new or you are concerned about them, it is best to consult with your doctor to determine the cause and any necessary treatment.

What white streaks in your nails mean?

White streaks in your nails can indicate that you may have a zinc or calcium deficiency. It can also be an indication of an underlying health condition, such as liver disease or anemia. It is best to consult a doctor if you have noticed white streaks in your nails, as they can help to determine the cause and provide the best treatment plan.

What do it mean is your nails are brittle?

Brittle nails can mean a few things. It usually means that your nails are weak, thin, and easily breakable. This can happen due to dehydration, aging, or even a vitamin deficiency. It is important to take care of your nails by using nail treatments and avoiding harsh chemicals that can damage them. If you think your nails are brittle, it is best to consult a doctor or dermatologist for further advice.

What does it mean if your nails are pitted?

Pitting of the nails is a condition in which the nails develop small indentations or pits on the surface. It is usually associated with psoriasis and other skin conditions such as eczema, but can also be caused by other medical conditions. If you are noticing pitted nails, it is important to get it checked out by a doctor to determine the cause and any necessary treatment.

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