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.
Ivy :)

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

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