Did you know that your fingernails say a lot about the state of your health? The nail’s color, shape, and texture can provide clues as to what is happening inside your body.
“Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Many things can occur in the nails that can signify systemic or skin problems,” says dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD.
To give you a better insight, here are ten warning signs your nails can give about your health.
1. Dark lines under the nail
If the skin beneath your nail starts to turn brown, you should immediately have it checked by a dermatologist. The discoloration appears as a dark line from the cuticle to the tip. It could mean benign moles or cancerous melanomas. Either way, do see a specialist.