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Do you use the words broken, brittle, dry and cracking to characterize the state of your nails? If you’ve declared your nails a state of emergency due to white spots or rippling bumps, you may need a little more than a fresh manicure and lacquer to turn things around.

Our nails also serve as windows to the soul, revealing signs of problems with the liver, lungs and heart. While you’re checking your skin and hair for external changes or abnormalities, add nail checks to your list as well.

Here are a few health indicators your nails clue you in to:

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3 Comments

  1. very helpful pictures…

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  2. Misshightower

    Deep horizontal lines….illness; deep vertical lines come with….age.

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  3. nikki

    great article!

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