Every part of our body constitutes to the bigger picture of our health condition. Most often than not, our nails go unnoticed – except perhaps to those who have regular nail sessions. Apart from their decorative purposes, they actually signal underlying nutritional and health issues. With that said, let’s find out what our body is trying to communicate through our fingernails.
Nailing the Nail Anatomy
Our finger and toenails are made of the protein alpha-keratin which is also present in other animals’ hooves and horns. The protein is formed the way it is by living skin cells. Their primary function is to protect the soft tissues and the distal phalanx and many other purposes. To be on the same page throughout our discussion, let’s be familiar with...
Healthy nails have a pinkish hue and shiny appearance. If you have yellow spots or markings on your toenails or fingernails, this can be an indicator of nail fungus, an infection called Onychomycosis. In most cases, the yellow nails start at the tip of the nail and spread towards the cuticle, often along one side of the nail.
Onychomycosis is a common nail disorder caused by fungal organisms, yeasts, and molds. Many nail fungus infections are caused by the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot and cross infections between the two disorders can easily occur. Nail fungus infections are more common in toenails than fingernails and tend to affect older people more than younger.
Herbal treatments for Yellow Nails
Lemons for Yellow Nails
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