How to take better care of your nails

How to take better care of your nails

Taking care of your fingernail is an important task if your nails are brittle and break easily. Many of us might not give much attention towards our nails. But, there are certain nail problems you have to definitely keep in mind in order to avoid more complications.

Here is the list of nails related diseases which you shouldn’t ignore:

Basically, healthy nails should be smooth and there shouldn’t be any ridges or grooves over them. The colour of the nails should be clear without any spots. If your nails become yellowish or break easily it’s a sign that there is something wrong with your nails and it needs treatment.

Terry’s nails

During this condition, the nail tip turns dark. This indicates of an underlying condition such as liver disease, congestive heart failure or diabetes.

Spoon nails

Spoon nails is a condition where nails scoop out. This condition namely koilonychia usually is a sign of iron deficiency (anaemia), a liver condition known as hemochromatosis, heart disease and hypothyroidism.

Nail pitting

A small depression in the nails is the characteristic of nail pitting. The condition is more common in people who have psoriasis. Among other medical conditions, it is indicative of include connective tissue disorders such as Reiter’s syndrome and alopecia areata.

Beau’s lines

This can happens due to indentations running across the nails. It appears when the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Medical conditions associated with fingernail problem include diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia.

Nail clubbing

During this illness,  the area around the fingertips and the toenails get enlarge. Usually, this is a result of low oxygen present in the blood. This could be a sign of lung disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, liver disease and AIDS.

Yellow nail syndrome

Yellowish discoloration of the nails is the characteristic of this condition. In the nail syndrome, nails thicken and new growth slows down. It is associated with respiratory disease such as chronic bronchitis and swelling of the hands (lymphedema).

Taking a good care of your nails is the ultimate way out. Try to keep your fingernails in the best condition. If you find any change in their appearance or find them that they are not strong enough as they used to be before, consult a doctor at the earliest and get the adequate medications done.

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