Dark Spot On Fingernails

Dark Spot On Fingernails

Dark Spot On Fingernails

Our fingers are reflector of our health. Fingernails are best way of determining the nature and lifestyle of a person. The fingernail may provide a peek into the status of your health. Any kind of changes in nails or abnormalities are often the result of nutritional deficiencies or can reveal the health status. Nails can reveal the inner health. The dark spots of nails indicate some health problem. Some of them are mentioned below:

Since nails are mainly made up of protein, they can immediately alert us to a lack of it in our diet so, if you are having white lines across the nails, this indicates the liver disease.
Very red skin at the bottom of your nail bed could mean a connective tissue disorder.

Having highly bendable nails are indicator of rheumatoid arthritis. Dark nails which are usually flat or thin indicate the deficiency of vitamin B-12 in man.If you are having white finger nails with pink near the tips it indicate cirrhosis of the liver and if the nails is completely white there could be either kidney or liver infection or severe anemia.

Vitamin B-12

If you are having spoon shaped nails that indicates the iron deficiency or difficulty with the thyroid. Green nails indicate the infection of fungus. Blue nails beds can be the indicator of asthma or emphysema. Pale colored nails indicate the anemic problem. Red-brown spots are indicator of psoriasis. It may also be the indicative of folic acid, protein or vitamin C deficiency. Soft and shiny nails are indicator of thyroid condition. Flu affected person receives ridges across the nails.

Green Nails

Pitted brown spots or split fingernail tips may mean you have psoriasis. If you have abnormally thick nails, might be due to the blood not circulating properly in the vascular system. Very deep blue colored nails shows the pulmonary obstruction. Flat nails of hands can indicate Raynaud’s disease.

Flat Nails Indicate Raynaud’s Disease

This disease affects the circulatory system, which in turn affects the limbs. It leaves hands and feet continually cold. Changes in your fingernails may signify disorders somewhere else in body, so it is strongly recommended to pay close attention to your fingernails and those of your loved ones.


  • Amirhossein

    Thanks man,
    Cleaning and short keeping is my idea.

  • It is weird how nails can say so much about your health. I am currently weirded out by a dark spot on my toe nail.

  • Nana

    This article is really good. It gets straight to the point!