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9 Ways Fingernails Can Reflect Health

9 Ways Fingernails Can Reflect Health

Are you wondering what those white spots, bulges, or ridges on your fingernails mean? Dr. Cobi Slater, PhD, DNM, CHT, RNCP, ROHP at Essential Health Natural Wellness Clinic, in Maple Ridge, Canada says “Changes in fingernail appearance can indicate something deeper is going on in the body.” They can provide clues to your health and nutritional status. She shared the following simple way to decode your fingernails:

Color

  • White spots – zinc deficiency
  • Yellow nails – liver and/or gallbladder issues
  • Bluish or grey colored nails – heart condition
  • Brown nails – adrenal gland dysfunction

Ridges

  • Vertical ridges – metabolic disorders or lung issues
  • Horizontal ridges – gout, heart and circulation conditions
  • Small bulges – nail fungi or iron deficiency

Shape

  • Spoon shaped – iron deficiency or damage from harsh detergents
  • Hourglass shape – bronchial or lung conditions

Related:
Fingernails: 5 Signs That Point to Bigger Problems
10 Things Your Skin Says About Your Health
7 Things Your Hands Say About Your Health

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1:00PM PST on Nov 19, 2013

I have vertical ridges in all my fingernails and a few white sots. Guess I better do something about this.

1:50PM PST on Nov 11, 2013

Thanks.

5:02AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Noted

4:57AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

always had vertical ridges even on my toenails.. much of my fingerprints are gone. will look up magnesium and zinc supplements. can't be too careful.

9:25AM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

Very interesting, thank you.

10:28AM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

I was just recently wondering about some of these things. thank you for sharing

3:21AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thank you :)

11:03AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

Some times I get ridges but they don't stay.

1:34PM PDT on May 29, 2013

It's interesting and fascinating, how much one can naturally pick up about one's own bodily mechanics and organism, just by paying attention and observing.

4:20AM PDT on May 19, 2013

It's the simplest check

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Thank you for the article.

Hang on tightly, let go lightly, and enjoy cleaning your mouth and teeth!

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Hmm, I should have said ' two errors'.

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