What your nails reveal about your health
There's something about a fresh manicure that can bump your self-confidence up a notch. Whether you're rocking a ruby red or mysterious dark blue, nails that look good, make you feel good. And while staying on top of your nails for beauty's sake is perfectly acceptable, it turns out that paying attention to what's under the polish can give you some important clues as to what's going on inside your body.
"Nail health is reflective of body health," Dr. Fares Diarbakerli, a board certified OBGYN with a practice in Clifton, NJ, told me in an email. "The appearance of the nails can signal a health concern that needs to be addressed. It's amazing how the human body gives us these signs." So before heading off to the nail salon for your next mani/pedi, take a second look at your hands and feet to see what they might be telling you about your overall health. Here are 10 nail symptoms you don't want to ignore.