Our body is a miraculous system where all the parts are connected. Human body has an amazing way of signaling when something is not right with it.
Changes that occur in the inside have strange way of leaving a mark on the outside of your body so you can notice something wrong. Learning to read the signs will help you react on time and heal your body.
WHITE MARKS ARE NOT CALCIUM DEFICIENCY
Our nails very often carry our body’s message about some kind of problem that happens inside. Our nails can very often change their natural color, their shape, consistency, they become fragile, brittle and with discolorations. Very often milky white marks appear on the nails. These marks have always been linked with calcium deficiency and for a long time this problem was treated with increased doses of calcium. However, recent scientific research proved that this theory is not true. Human nail is a complex structure of over 150 layers and it contains only 0,2 % calcium, so it is impossible this marks to be linked with deficiency of this mineral. These white marks that are considered as calcium deficiency are actually small air bubbles that are caused by minor injuries and traumas on the nails and they look like small white marks on the nails. These white marks can form as a result of severe calcium deficiency that is usually linked with some disease only in a case of overweight patients.
OTHER CHANGES ON THE NAILS TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT
There are also cases when the white marks on the nail can point to serious health condition, but they are usually followed with some other symptom. These marks can point to onychomycosis, warts, eczema, psoriasis and similar serious conditions that occur on the nail and that need a treatment. If your nail is soft and there are white marks on this may indicate to hyperthyroidism.
The white marks on the nail can form in a shape of line. This may be symptom to serious conditions like cardiac arrest, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, malaria or even leprosy. Two or more white lines over the nails can signal you that you are dealing with lowered level of albumin in the blood, which can cause serious diseases like kidney problems, cirrhosis or cardiac arrest. Even though these lines are inflammation on the nails that are caused by infection or injury pay attention to them and react on time.
You need to be careful and read the signs that your body is sending you. The changes on your nails are sometimes linked to serious health conditions. Observe their condition and check up with your doctor every time you think it is necessary, because early reaction can prevent serious damages in your system.