Often times, the only time we pay attention to our nails is when we are at the nail salon or needing to go to the nail salon. But, as Business Insider reminds us, it’s important to check our nails for more than just our beauty regimen. Our nails provide key indicators for health problems, so it’s good to know what to look for!
If there is ever a certain tinge to your nails, for instance blue or yellow, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Unusual horizontal lines or white lines on the nails also may indicate the need to go see a doctor.
Soft nails can also mean there may be some underlying health issue that needs to be addressed.
These odd nail problems could be something as simple as a nutritional deficiency and some are just a nuisance. But, other problems could mean something as serious skin cancer, arthritis, or lung disease.