Here we focus on signs of vitamin deficiency in nails with relevant picture examples. Are you concerned or interested in the color shape and look of your nails? color shape and look of your nails can say a lot about your health and can even indicate a serious disease. so don’t ignore them and read the article all the way to the end. so you can find out the top 13 conditions associated with nails. so you can be the healthiest that you can be. you know that I have some authority to talk about this. I am a functional medicine practitioner and naturopath nutritionist a herbalist, an eastern Vedic medical practitioner amongst a few other things and I have been helping clients in the clinic for the last 20 plus years. I hope this article helps you. firstly texture of nails.
Symptom number one
brittle nails usually indicate hypothyroidism iron deficiency anemia or nutritional deficiencies such as folate biotin vitamin c.
Sign number two
vertical ridges along with the nails may indicate malabsorption in the digestive system diabetes or maybe a deficiency in b12 or iron.
Sign number three
horizontal ridges are also known as bowlines .this may indicate the presence of long-standing diseases on malnutrition such as diabetes hypoglycemia or trauma.
Sign number four nail
pitting this could be an indication of psoriasis eczema arthritis certain supplementation that may help is vitamin d3 to help with the bones.
Sign number five
spoon nails this could be a sign of anemia hyperthyroidism liver condition hemochromatosis. so maybe taking iron supplements could possibly help.
Sign number six
finger clubbing is when the nail exceeds 180 degrees this could be an indication of lung or heart diseases or malabsorption such as celiac disease.
Sign number seven
detach loose snails this could be a sign of hypothyroidism psoriasis or poor circulation if your nails are any of the above then they could be helped by taking the suggested supplementations.
Now nail colors sign number eight
yellow nails this could indicate a delicate liver or jaundice and could also mean fungal infections lung disease diabetes thyroid disease psoriasis if fungal try tea tree oil or vitamin e or biotin.
Sign number nine
pink strip at the top of the nail this is also known as teres nails this could be an indication of liver cirrhosis heart failure diabetes or malnutrition you could try supplementing with b12 half white and half dark then this is known as Lindsay’s nails and associated with kidney disease.
Sign number ten
pale nails this could be anemia try taking iron and b vitamins.
Sign number eleven
red nails this is usually associated with heart disease.
Sign number twelve
blue nails cyanosis this is usually a manifestation of a weak heart or lungs you could try supplementing with iron and b vitamins.
Finally, sign thirteen
brown gray nails this could indicate a thyroid issue or low b12 or stomach acid issues now you know what the color and look of your nails mean but what can you do about it if this has been occurring for a while and supplementation hasn’t helped then it’s probably best to see a practitioner to run a few diagnostic tests and also to look at your diet health and lifestyle. please see the show notes at the end to be able to request a free 20-minute consultation
13 signs of vitamin deficiency in nails