Thursday, April 17, 2014



Nail protects the fingertips from injury. They are composed of protein, keratin and sulphur and grow the piano regularly.

Nail changes or abnormalities are often the result of specific conditions, such as psoriasis, or nutritional deficiencies. approximately .05 to 1.2 mm a week. They can be stimulated to grow faster by tapping, such as typing or playing

Doctor can often make a preliminary diagnosis of bodily ailments from the condition of the nail. Some of these signs are:

  • Thick nail – difficulties with the vascular system.
  • Lengthwise grooves or ridges kidney disorders.
  • Blue moon – lung disease.
  • Brittle nails – thyroid disease, impaired kidney function or circulatory disease.
  • Flat nails – indicate Reynaud’s disease.
  • Dark nail – indicate anemia.
  • Nail beading – indicates rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Pitted nails – sign of psoriasis.
  • Lack of moon – an overactive thyroid.
  • Thinning nails – a sign of skin disease.
  • Nails separated from the nail bed – a thyroid disorder.
  • White lines – heart disease.
  • White nails that are pink at the tip – a sign of cirrhosis.

Nutrition deficiencies can cause the following:

  • Dryness and brittleness – lack of vitamin A
  • Ridge – lack of vitamin B
  • Hangnails – lack of friendly bacteria.
  • Splitting nails – lack of hydrochloric acid.
  • Spoon nails and vertical ridges – lack of iron.
  • Chipped, peeling or cracked nails – protein deficiency.

Here are some tips for relieving nails problems:

  • Replace the lacking nutrient.
  • Keep the hands out of water as much as possible and apply hand lotion to hands and around nail after immersion in water.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals. Wear gloves when working with any products that are detrimental to the nails.
  • During manicures, push the cuticle back into place very gently while damp, as the cuticle protects the nail bed and is guard against bacteria entering the nail bed.