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7 Common Nail Conditions Linked to Serious Diseases That You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Solutions: According to Petty, getting enough protein (the recommended ADA is 55 grams), as well as taking a supplement of vitamin A (up to 10,000 IU a day) to help your nails metabolize the protein in effective. You can also take 3 mg of dietary silicon (choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid) a day to help strengthen your nails.

6. Vertical ridges

Causes: While horizontal ridges often indicate a vitamin or mineral deficiency, as well as general malnutrition, vertical ridges tend to be benign.

Solutions: To smooth out ridges, use a few drops of almond oil and a chamois buffer to polish your nails. Do not do buff your nails more than 3 or 4 times a week because buffing removes a thin layer of your nail. Also stay away from traditional ridge fillers which are known for using synthetic chemicals, such as polyester resin, to fill in a groove.

7. Fungus

Causes: A fungus is the result of the nail framework and fingernail skin being constantly exposed to dampness and warmth. This causes a microorganism or yeast to develop. This is usually identified by nail thickness, part of nail breaking away from the nail bed, and yellowish, greenish, messy looking nails.

Solutions: For 15 minutes a day, soak your nails in antibacterial immaculate tea tree oil until the fungus is completely gone. According to Norma Pasekoff Weinberg, author of 1998’s Natural Hand Care (Storey Publishing), you can also take a 200 mg case of myrrh, an antifungal herb, three times per day.

When there is Cause for Concern

The following conditions companied with other indications of illness, such as extreme fatigue or shortness of break could be caused by some of these more serious conditions. You should see a doctor as soon as possible.

  • Fragile nails: hypo- or hyperthyroidism
  • Blue nail beds: issues with blood flow
  • Upward-bending nails: thyroid infection
  • White nail beds: liver infection
  • Yellow nails: Chronic bronchitis
  • Red nail beds: coronary illness
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