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Looking Past A Bad Nail Day: How The Nails Speak Health Problems

Looking Past A Bad Nail Day: How The Nails Speak Health Problems

Every part of our body constitutes 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 what...