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Fingernail Diagnostics: Get a Handle on Your Health

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Spoon-shaped nails: Iron deficiency; thyroid disease.

Club-like nails growing around swollen finger ends: Chronic respiratory or heart problems; cirrhosis of the liver.

Horizontal ridges: Injury; infection; nutrition.

Longitudinal ridges: Aging, poor absorption of vitamins and minerals; thyroid disease; kidney failure.

Brittle, split nails: Nail dryness; nails in contact with irritating substances (detergents, chemicals, polish remover); silica deficiency.

Infected nails (red, tender, swollen, pus): Bacterial or yeast infection.

Overlarge moons: Overactive thyroid; genetics; self-induced trauma (habit tick).

No moons: Underactive thyroid; genetics.

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Adapted from Natural Hand Care, by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg. Copyright (c) 1998 by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg. Reprinted with permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Natural Hand Care, by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg.

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