People often take care of their fingernails because they’re important to them aesthetically, but did you know that fingernails hold important clues about overall health?
The color and texture of your nails in particular are an important clue about what’s going on inside your body. Changes to fingernails can be an early warning sign of illness. If you’re someone who wears nail polish most of the time, try going without every once in a while so you can inspect your nails properly and check that everything is as it should be. If you find anything out of the ordinary, check the list below for what could be causing it.
1. Pale or white nails
According to WebMD, nails that are pale can be symptomatic of some serious illnesses such as anemia, heart issues, malnutrition or liver disease. White fingernails with darker rims are symptomatic of hepatitis.