Fingernail Health Problems
There are hundreds of medical conditions that can be linked to fingernail conditions. There are only a few that will possibly serve us in reading people in the future. Our nails are linked to the systems in our bodies and outwardly display signs of illness, diet and lifestyle.
Your fingernails grow three to four times the rate your toenails do. The nails on your
dominant hand grow faster than those on your other hand, and nails grow faster on your longest fingers as well. Fingernails also grow more quickly in the summer than in the winter -- scientists aren't sure why, but one theory is that nails that are used more often and exposed to the elements grow faster [source: Binghamton University].
fingernails grow about one-tenth of an inch (3 millimeters) a month.
Toenails take more than a year to grow their full length.
A few issues will be covered that may pertain to your people-reading knowledge database and will serve to confirm or disprove amplifying personality data received from other parts of their body or behavior.
Pitted Nails: Pitting in the nail is the formation of visible depressions, concave ‘dots’ or small notches in the nail. Pitted nails are mostly seen in people with psoriasis. Even if the psoriasis isn’t present on the hands, the nails can reflect a problem that is otherwise hidden by clothing. Reiter’s syndrome is also associated with pitted nails.
Clubbed Nails: These have the appearance of being too big for the finger. The nails actually curve around the fingertip. Sometimes a result of low blood-oxygen levels, is associated with liver problems and sometimes AIDS can cause clubbing of the nails.
Beau’s Lines: Probably the most telling sign for people-reading; Beau’s lines appear as horizontal lines across the nails. When someone is sick with a moderate to severe illness, the nails will actually stop growing temporarily to allow that energy to be focused on healing and recovery. These lines in the nail will show where the nail temporarily stopped growing to divert its magic powers to healing instead.
Terry’s Nails: These have the appearance of a darkened area under the edge of the nail and will usually present the same way on all fingers. The colors range from dark pink to brown. These lines under the nails are caused by old age, diabetes and rarely, congestive heart failure.
Spoon Nails: This gives the nail the appearance of having been depressed fully into the finger. Almost like pushing the back of your spoon into mashed potatoes. This is most commonly associated with an iron deficiency (anemia). Flintstones vitamins might prevent this, but then again, I made that up.
Spoon nails are also associated with types of heart disease.
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