Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Spring/Summer 2007.
Fingernails can reveal a significant amount about your body’s overall health. White or yellowed nails, separation of the nail from the bed, depressions or pits, horizontal indentations, and more can all be signs that your body is going through a change. While some changes may be harmless, many can serve as warning signs that a visit to a physician or dermatologist is warranted. To learn more about how to pay attention to your nail health, visit the American Academy of Dermatology’s public resource center at www.aad.org/public/Publications/pamphlets/NailHealth.htm.