Learn what secrets your nails can reveal about your health. See a slideshow by clicking here on the WebMD site on “What Your Nails Say About Your Health”. It has 11 slides, each with a caption that explains very well what the slides say.
Just like the skin, the nails can reveal a lot about your health. The researchers at National Institute of health, USA says that Kidney disease can cause a build-up of nitrogen waste products in the blood, which can damage nails. Liver disease can damage nails. Thyroid diseases such such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may cause brittle nails or splitting of the nail bed from the nail plate (onycholysis). You may click here to learn more about the nail abnormalities that could indicate a concern:
When to call your Doctor
Toe Nail Fungus:
Should you suspect that you have toe nail fungus? You might learn more from the following:
You may click on the following links on toe nail fungus by Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. Thousands of patients seek answers from their clinical experts who provide current medical information.
If you have diabetes or a weakened immune system and suspect that you may have a nail disorder like a nail infection, do visit your doctor immediately. Diabetics have an impaired blood circulation and nerve supply to their feet. These might lead to additional complications which can be prevented with expert care. Do also keep in mind that brilliant scientists all over the world are working on amazing innovations to manage diabetes and artificially producing insulin. You may click here to read about one such innovation.
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