What Your Nails Say About Your Health

fingernailsFrom itch scratchers to penny picker-uppers, our fingernails play an essential role in our everyday life, but most of us pay little attention to them. They may be worth a closer look, though, since they can be a strong indicator of our overall health.

The growth of your nails begins under your skin, and as new cells grow, they push the old ones up through your skin. So, what you see when you look at your fingernails are the mature cells (yup, the dead cells), which is why you can cut your nails without pain. The part of the nail that is attached (nail bed) has a thin layer of dermis, which has sensory nerve endings, Continue reading “What Your Nails Say About Your Health”

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