Our body has its own “language”, and whenever something is wrong, it makes sure to send us various signals. Some of these signals are rather obvious, such as pain or fever. Others are very subtle like a slight change in the texture, appearance and color of our fingernails. The latter often tends to go unnoticed until it is too late.
Fingernails can reveal some of the most dreaded diseases, some of which can be fatal if they are not diagnosed in the beginning stages. This is why it is crucial to keep an eye on your nails and pay attention to even the slightest change.
Look at the ridges, dips, grooves as well as the curves that may occur. Do not forget to check out whether your nails have become thicker or thinner than usual. If your nails have suddenly started to change, touch base with your health care provider.
They may run a series of tests to determine if there is anything to be concerned about. Having said that, below you will find 20 of the most important warning signs your fingernails may be sending.