If you feel like there is something not right with your body, or doubts are increasing on your head believing that you may have a health problem.
Then there is one thing you can try before going to the doctor, and it is looking at your fingernails. Our bodies always use a silent language to deliver a certain message to us, even if it was through the moons on our nails.
The moons, or lunulae, are the light parts at the bottom of your nails, and they change their shape, color, or size during the appearance of a specific disease, and even the predisposition of it. If you paid attention to them, you will help diagnose many diseases early, which will help you take action faster.
#1 – When the lunula’s size change on one finger
– The lunula on the thumb is connected to the work of the spleen and lungs. It is the most detectable one, but should not be taking over 25% of your fingernail. If you are a smoker, the lunula may become significantly smaller. But if you have arterial hypertension, it will get larger.
– The lunula on the index finger could get very small or even disappear when your pancreas or intestine are not functioning properly. Also, it may point to some chronic E.N.T. diseases, too.
– The middle finger is directly connected to your cardiovascular system and brain. So if you can barely see lunula on that fingernail, then you may have high blood pressure or a vascular problem.
– The ring finger is connected to your lymphatic and reproductive systems, so an invisible lunula means some problems in the digestion system.
– The little finger’s Lunula should be slightly visible or completely absent. It is basically associated with the work of your heart, kidneys, and small intestine. So if the lunula is large, then maybe you are having a high blood pressure.
#2 – Overly large lunulae
Lunula should not take over a third (or more) of the fingernail, but in case it does in all of your fingernails, then maybe you are having problems with the cardiovascular system, low blood pressure, and heartburn disruption.
Also, enlarged lunulae are way more common with Athletes and anyone whose career depends on doing a lot of physical activity. So if you are not one of these people, then your large lunulae could be a sign of high-level stress.
#3 – Small Lunulae
In case you can hardly see the lunulae in any of your fingers, then you may have circulatory disorders and low blood pressure. Also, it could be a sign of poor metabolism, a weak immune system, and lack of vitamin B12 and iron.
On the other hand, if you noticed that your lunulae are separated from the rest of the nail plate in a very noticeable way, and they are shaped as transverse lines, then it may be an indicator of a possible development of diabetes and problems with blood sugar levels.
#4 – Lunulae are not visible at all
You don’t need to be scared if the lunulae on your child’s nails are not visible. It is completely normal with children and they will appear over time. Also, some people have invisible lunulae because of the nail structure’s physiological specificities.
But, a sudden disappearance as an adult is distinguished by modern medicine as a symptom of a circulatory disorder. According to another study, the disappearance of lunulae has a connection with a deficit of vitamin B12 and iron, or thyroid gland disorders.
#5 – Change in the color of lunulae
– Gray lunulae are a sign of digestion disorders, extreme fatigue, or some difficulties when it comes to the absorption of nutrients.
– Purple lunulae could mean lack of oxygen in the tissues and organs. It could also be a hint at a poor blood circulation. You may start suffering from headaches and dizziness, so visit with your doctor ASAP.
– White lunulae are the natural color which indicates your good health. The shades of the lunulae should be lighter than the skin.
– Black lunulae are not a good sign at all, but thankfully, they are very rare. It is an indication of severe metal poisoning.
– Red (pink) lunulae are only signs for low physical activity, and also, some lung problems.