What do indentations (crevices) in fingernails mean?!
Question: The indentations are about the size of a nailhead and are smoothe.
Answers: The indentations are about the size of a nailhead and are smoothe.
Are the crevices long-ways, going towards your fingertips? The it's most likely a calcium deficiency, or scar tissue from a previous injury to the nail bed. If the crevices are cross-wise with a tendency of the nail to be a little flatter or even spoon-shaped, it's an iron deficiency, also call koilonychia. Take a good multivitamin in either case, and wait.... It takes about 3 weeks for any symptons to show up in your nails, because they grow slowly, so take the time and keep up with the vitamins!
Also, I'll act like a mom here..."Eat your vegetables!"
It's good advice.
I just read this on foxnews.com's health section about a week ago...
"A Guide to Healthy Fingernails: 10 Possible Signs of Serious Conditions
White nails: Liver diseases such as hepatitis
Yellowish, thickened, slow-growing nails: Lung diseases such as emphysema
Yellowish nails with a slight blush at the base: Diabetes
Half-white, half-pink nails: Kidney disease
Red nail beds: Heart disease
Pale or white nail beds: Anemia
Pitting or rippling of the nail surface: Psoriasis or inflammatory arthritis
"Clubbing," a painless increase in tissue around the ends of the fingers, or inversion of the nail: Lung diseases
Irregular red lines at the base of the nail fold: Lupus or connective tissue disease
Dark lines beneath the nail: Melanoma"
It means that you have some kind of "Liver scarring" . . . It is not that unusual . . . But in major health probs terms; in its advanced stages . . . It is called Cirrhosis and may possibly even lead to death . . .
u have a kidney diease that trademark runs in my family its an early signal of what is to come in the future