Beware of Protruding and Discolored Nails, Signs of Nutritional Deficiency


Suara.com – During this time, nails are often used as an indicator of physical health. One of them protruding nails. Bulges in the nails are often a normal sign of aging. However, this condition can also indicate a vitamin deficiency or dehydration.

Reporting from the Daily Star, dr. Ross Perry from Cosmedics skin clinic says that protruding nails can be caused by nutritional factors such as vitamin A deficiency. Or it could be because your body lacks protein or calcium.

“Severe iron deficiency can also create bumps and other changes in the nails,” he added.

However, dr. Ross warns that nail bumps accompanied by discoloration may be caused by a more serious medical condition, and you may need to see a doctor immediately.

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“Although rare, it can be a symptom of a more serious medical condition such as kidney disease, and medical tests will be required to determine the cause,” he said.

Changes to the nails need serious attention. For example, having white marks on the nails could be due to an allergic reaction or mineral deficiency. Then inward-curving nails can be worrying if adults experience it.

Spoon-shaped nails, for example, can indicate other problems, such as hemochromatosis or a disease when iron levels in the body are too high.


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