Almost everyone loves to go to the nail salon to have a pedicure and manicure. It’s such a wonderful feeling to have someone pamper you and make you feel beautiful. But did you know that your nails (fingernails and toenails) can tell us about our health? The shape of our nails can tell us if our health is in trouble, and if even if we have a disease and what that disease might be.
Our nails are made up of keratin, the same as our hair. Look at your fingernails, you can see blood vessels under your nails. This is normal. What if you see colored lines, ragged chewed up nails, pink clubbing nails, spooning of your nails or what if they appear unusually white? Your nails are telling you something.
The appearance of these signs by your nails can indicate disease. For instance if your see colored lines in your nails, it could be a sign of Lupus, heart disease or even lung disease. Pink clubbing nails could indicate heart disease. Anemia can make your nails appear whiter than normal. An iron deficiency could cause spooning of your nails, but it could also be due to aging or excessive washing. Nail biting could mean anxiety or mental problems.
If you have a “gel manicure”, exposure to the ultraviolent light could cause melanoma. Take precautions and try adding suntan lotion to your hands after soaking them for your manicure. Some salon’s now have gloves to cover your hands except for the fingernail so when they use the ultraviolent machines to dry your nails, your hands are protected.
Did you know that it’s better to have a dry manicure than to soak your nails to soften them for your manicure? It’s been suggested that when filing your nails to file them from the outside corner to the center on each side of the nail.
A good way to keep your nails and cuticles in good condition is after your bath or shower, gently push the cuticles back so you don’t have problems with overgrown cuticles and hang nails.
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Be good to your hands and feet and watch out for these signs. Enjoy your manicure but watch out for these signs and go to your doctor if you see any of these signs.
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