Do You Have Cancer? Diagnose Your Health Problems By Looking At Your Nails
Looking down at a person’s fingernails can tell you a lot about someone. Certain marks, lines, and bumps on your nails can signify major health issues including diabetes, liver failure, and lung disease.
The medical term is “koilonychias” and can be identified when the nail is so ‘spoon’ shaped that could hold liquid. This can be a sign of several conditions, but most notably iron deficiency anemia. Also, it could signify hemochromatosis, a liver condition.
Yellow nails are caused by either an infection or by years of smoking. However, if the infection worsens, then the nail bed may retract, making the nails thicken and crumble. Also, in rare cases yellow nails are a sign of diabetes, psoriasis, or lung disease.
If your nails are overly pale this may be a sign of liver disease. Your liver plays a major part in producing protein in blood, so if it is not functioning well your nails may appear pale. This may also be a sign of anemia.