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You Have a White Spots on Nails – Here, What They Indicate….


White spots on nails are very common, everyone at some point in their lives experience them. These spots can indicate a few different things, because the different patterns of white spots may be symptomatic of different causative conditions, but the underlying theme is that your body is trying to tell you that you are not healthy. It’s essential to know the causes and take respective measures to treat them.


Causes of White Spots on Nails

Nail Injuries

The white spots on the fingernails, which can appear as dots or lines, are called leukonychia. An injury to the base of the nail, which is also known as the matrix, can result in the appearance of these white spots on the nails

Due to the fact that these spots take some time to appear after the injury, you may have forgotten all about the injury. Some examples of the types of injuries that can cause these spots are banging the finger on the door or banging it on the countertop or with a hammer. Having manicures done frequently can cause injuries to the nails as well.

Allergic Reaction

There are times when white spots can appear on the nails due to an allergic reaction to nail polish, nail hardener or even nail polish remover.

Application of acrylic nails on your fingers can cause trauma to the nail base.

Zinc Deficiency

Zinc is a metal that is normally found in the human body. A zinc deficiency in a person commonly causes white spots or streaks in their nails.

A change in the person’s diet can help to resolve this problem.

Some foods that can help to add zinc to the person’s diet are oysters, baked beans, yogurt, crab, beef shanks, pork shoulder, spinach, nuts and whole grains.

Protein Deficiency

A protein deficiency in a person will show as horizontal bands that extend across the nail bed. These lines are known as Muehrcke’s lines. Due to the fact that these lines are on the nail bed and not on the nail plate, they will not simply grow out with your nails.

When the protein levels return to normal, these lines will usually just disappear. There are some rare cases in which these lines can be indicative of liver disease. There is a way to test to see if these lines are Muehrcke’s lines or not. Just press down on the nail plate, and if the lines disappear then they are Muehrcke’s lines.

Recommendations of protein-rich foods: Turkey beast, fish (salmon, tuna), pork loin, lean beef, tofu, beans, yogurt, soymilk, nuts and seeds.

Calcium Deficiency

Possibly because of the numerous calcium enriched nail strengtheners on the market, there is a widespread belief that calcium deficiency causes leukonychia. There are even products on the market that incorporate “calcium” into their name.

In order to treat calcium deficiency, you can simply add calcium


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