What color nails say about your health? It turns out that quite a lot
While some damage result from negligence, whereas others may indicate that the body develops a serious illness. Everyone should regularly look at your nails (after washing off the paint and other specifics of their surface), to make sure of what the cause is occurring on them changes. The examples presented in the gallery will certainly be a valuable clue to all who are struggling with the problems of discoloration.
The appearance of the nail is very important for every human being. Unfortunately, not always they appear as they would like to their owners. It happens that they turn into different, often aberrant colors. The greatest threat in such cases is not unsightly appearance, but it’s what he can provide.
Shiny, smooth the nail plate with flesh-colored whitish completion – so should look healthy nails. Of course, you should also have in mind the fact that the appearance (including the shape and shade of nail) is a matter of an individual. If your nails are slightly pinkish or orange and was presented as a lifelong holders, it should not bother them. However, if the color begins to change color, it’s a reason to start watching them closely. Sharp (or tarnishing) in a color may indicate that the organism “communicates” to the effect that lacks nutrients. It is then necessary to pay special attention to the lifestyle and take care of a balanced diet. If it will help to improve the structure of the nail and restore his natural shade, then we can feel calm. As pointed out by Dr. Izabella Barczyk, color change can also simply be the cause of problems with the nails, and not necessarily with another systemic disease.
White spots – most people at least once in their life, observed them on their nails. Usually they occur at times when the body is faced with a shortage of zinc and iron. “Whitish dots indicate the most common vitamin deficiency” – noted Dr. Izabella Barczyk. The simplest (and the most effective) method, which allow to get rid of them will supplementation. It should include in your diet foods rich in vitamins and minerals. What bet? First of all: eggs, nuts, meat or green vegetables. Unless white spots are not dangerous, so much the overall discoloration of the nail may indicate a more serious ailment. “The pallor of the nail may be one of the symptoms of anemia” – emphasizes Dr. Izabella Barczyk. The reason for this may also be psoriasis, severe protein deficiency and, in extreme cases, heart failure or cancer. If the problem is getting worse, and supplementation is not effective, it is a sign that you should immediately contact your doctor.
Yellow is the color that most discolored nails. This appearance may be caused by several, different factors. Yellow nails (especially on the index finger and middle) is primarily a problem that affects smokers. Discoloration then appear not only on the nails, but also on the fingers and hands. If over time become more and more intense, it’s a sign “warning” from the human body. “Yellow skin under the nails may, however, also indicate jaundice. This color is associated with the accumulation of bilirubin in tissues as a result of its increased concentration in the blood. In the case of this disease all skin changes, but its color” – warns Dr. Izabella Barczyk hospital MIA in Katowice. Yellow tint the nail may also be a side effect of taking certain drugs, eg. Tetracyclines, beta-carotene or antibiotics. Such a color plate is finally bane of women who often paint them red. It turns out that the dyes from the paint penetrate the nail and cause the formation of unsightly color. Frequent painting generally not life threatening, but can lead to serious defects in the structure of the nails, and thus greatly reduce the comfort of everyday functioning.
If the color of the nail becomes intense brown color, a sign that the body may develop a serious disease. This shade is usually associated with the malfunctioning thyroid – if the person had so far performed diagnostic tests in this direction, it is the last moment to do it. Brown nail color is a characteristic of people who are struggling with bulimia and anorexia. Their bodies, usually ravaged by disease, are much depleted minerals necessary for proper functioning. Strong brown (and sometimes even catching black) tone also appears in the case of strong pressure on the nail. Usually, after a few days, there is a fall nail to his place appeared new. This is not a dangerous phenomenon, but if it happens with little pressure on the nail, it may cause indicate circulatory disorders. “If the nail begins to bruise, it may be a sign of cyanosis” – emphasizes, however, Dr. Izabella Barczyk.
While the brown nail color usually occurs after a strong impact, so much black indicates the formation of a hematoma under the board. This occurs when the pressure on the nail was very strong. If the discoloration disappears when the regrowth of the nail or its new growth, this should not arouse concern. “But if you get a black fingernail point, which does not disappear, in extreme cases, may indicate the development of cancer, which is melanoma” – warns Dr. Izabella Barczyk. Never underestimate phenomena such as melanoma is one of the group of malignancies, and the effectiveness of the treatment depends on the reaction rate. Nails may also discolour the dark color under the influence of the use of certain drugs or chemicals. In order to verify this issue, however, consult with your doctor.
While those in whom flows “blue” blood may feel honored, so much blue nail holders have reason for concern. Nails that they turn to the intense blue color usually indicate that the body found in the toxic substance. So this is the most serious effect of poisoning, which can occur, for example as a result of taking certain medications. If the person receiving the notice strong medication at home this symptom, you should immediately consult your doctor. Sine and blue nails are a problem that affects people struggling with impaired circulation. “In turn, if the nails are beginning to go gray, it may be a sign that your body is hypoxic” – notes Dr. Izabella Barczyk. If the victim feels additional weakness and fatigue, then you should not hesitate to visit a doctor, as well as a care of your health!