Skip to comments.What Doctors Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking At Your Nails
Posted on 07/20/2014 11:12:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
When most of us look at our hands, we might notice that we need to trim, clean, or stop biting our fingernails, and that's about it.
But if you ask a dermatologist, they can see a whole lot more. Everything from poor diet and stress to serious kidney problems can be revealed by a glance at your fingernails.
There are about 30 different nail signs that can be associated with medical issues, though many may indicate more than one problem, according to Dr. Amy Derick, a clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern University.
Here are eight of the things a doctor can tell about your health based on your fingernails.
1. People with emphysema and other lung problems frequently develop what's known as "clubbed" nails, according to Derick. When this happens, the fingertips become rounder and the curve of the nail changes, developing a steeper up and down pitch.
2. Small little pits or indentations can be a sign of arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or eczema, according to Dr. Doris Day, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University. Arthritis affects the joints and can be related to psoriasis, which, like eczema, affects the skin.
3. People who aren't eating well and have vitamin or dietary deficiencies may have thinner than normal nails, which are more likely to break, according to Day.
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You’ve nailed it..
And a guy with nail polish might have some mental issues.
The galvanized, black iron, or Teflon coated?
Finish or box?
The possibilities are endless.
I wonder if we could tell what drugs the Community-Organizer-in-Chief uses regularly and which specific mental illness is dominant from his nails.
Filed for later .....
Capewell or Mustad.
Oh wait, Capewell in no longer in business.
Regular head or
Race head ( Is that racis)
Batshit crazy would be my diagnosis.
That’s cutting it to the quick.
There are SNAILS on her plate!
People with less than ten finger nails may have coordination issues.
Dr. Doris Day!
Dr. Doris Day! I wonder if she sings to her patients.
You are here to see
If you’ll live another day,
but I’ll tell you,
as I tell all others . . .
Que Sera! Que Sera!
Whatever will be will be . . .
Bart Giamatti and fingernail diagnosis story:
Eat vitamin C and it’ll improve those finger nails!