Nail Disorders

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Nail disorders may signify a number of disorders somewhere  in the body.  These changes may show illness through the nails before the rest of the body does.

Pitting on the  surface can indicate parasites in the body.   Pitted red brown spots and frayed red and split ends usually indicate psoriasis.  Vitamin C , folic acid and protein are needed.

Brittle nails can indicate a Vitamin A and calcium deficiency.  May also signify possible iron deficiency and thyroid problems , impaired kidney functions, and circulation problems.  Brittle soft , shiny nail without a moon may indicate an overactive thyroid.

Splitting/Vertical Ridges. Lack of HCI in stomach.  Take enzymes with meals.

White Spots on the nails can indicate a zinc deficiency.  White nails can indicate a possible liver or kidney disorders or anemia . White lines across the nail may indicate a liver or kidney disease , possible heart disease, high fever, or arsenic poisoning.   White nails with pink near the tips are unusually a sign of cirrhosis.

Dark Nails and or thin , flat, spoon shaped nails can be a sign of a B-12 deficiency or anemia.

Horizontal ridges may indicate anemia. Vertical ridges may indicate a tendency to develop arthritis.

Fungus Candida supplements.  Add Tea Tree Oil to nails.

Clubbed blue, purple  nail indicates circulation.

Pink Half Moon indicate Candida or parasites in bowel.

Thick Nails may indicate the vascular system is weakening and the blood is not circulating properly.

Lengthwise grooves may indicate a kidney disorder and is associated with aging.  An iron deficiency may also cause ridges.

If the white moon area of the nail turns red, it may indicate heart problems: if it turns a slate blue then it indicates overexposure to silver or lung trouble.

Flat nails can denote Raynaud’s disease.

Yellow nails can indicate internal disorders long before other symptoms appear.  Some of these are  problems with the Lymphatic system,  respiratory disorders, diabetes, and liver disorders.

Deep blue nail beds can show a pulmonary obstruction such as asthma or emphysema.

Nail bleeding is usually a sign of rheumatoid arthritis.

Nails that chip, peel,  crack or break easily show a nutritional deficiency and insufficient hydrochloric acid and protein.  Minerals are also needed.

Thinning Nails may be a signal an itchy skin disease{lichen planus}.

Nails separated from the nail bed may signify a thyroid disorder.

A half white nail with a dark spots on the tip can point a possible kidney disease.

Raised nails at the base with small white ends usually show a respiratory disorder such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis . This nail condition may also be hereditary.

Red skin at the bottom of the nail may indicate a connective tissue disorder.

Ridges can signify a possible infection  such as flu.

Downward curved nail ends may denote heart, liver, or respiratory problems.

Nails that resemble hammered brass can indicate a tendency toward partial or total hair loss.

Unusually wide, square nails can suggest a hormone deficiency.

Cuticles Vitamin A, zinc.

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