If you ever wondered what are the white spots on nails, here’s the answer. In fact, most of the white dots (or patches) are caused by the air bubbles under the nail.
They can also be genetic, but in some situations may indicate medical problems such as warts and fungus (onychomycosis), psoriasis and eczema, which can affect the nails, as well as sarcoidosis, which affects the skin, lungs and other organs.
When the nail is soft and has white spots, this condition is known as Plummer nail, and may indicate the hyperthyroidism.
The more closer to the finger is the white line, the fresher is the disease.
The appearance of a horizontal white lines over the entire surface of the nail may indicate a cardiac seizure, Hodgkin’s disease, malaria, and even leprosy.
If you notice two white horizontal narrow stripes on one nail or more, it can be hypoalbuminemia – lowered levels of the protein albumin in the blood. This disorder and this lines can cause several acute and chronic medical conditions, such as, among other things, kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, heart failure and irregular diet. But don’t worry, in most cases, these lines represent the inflammatory response to infection or injury.
Do not ignore changes in the nails because they are associated with health more than you think. Check their condition often and with that protect your health on time.