The colour of your nails may indicate the state of your health. Below is a guide and does not necessarily mean it reflects actual health conditions. It is best to seek professional medical advise if you suspect your health is affected by the colour of your nails.
- If some or all of the nail is white in colour, it could be a sign of fungal growth or liver problems.
- White dots may indicate a zinc deficiency, or a slight injury to the nail.
- Brown nails may indicate fungal growth or kidney disease.
- Yellow nails could be due to jaundice.
- Blue nails can indicate poor circulation, or a heart, or lung conditions.
- Pitted nails may suggest a skin condition, such as psoriasis or ezcema.
- Nails that break or spilt easily could indicate a thyroid problem.
- Nails that have a yellowish tint and pink colouring at the base may be linked to diabetes.
- Curved nails may indicate a respiratory disorder.
(Taken from “Why is yawning contagious?: everything you ever wanted to know about the human body – and some things you’d rather not” by Francesca Gould, p.27).
Below are suggested titles on the human body and its functions which are available in the libraries. To check their availability, please visit our online catalogue: http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg/
(All Rights Reserved, Portrait, 2007)
1. Why is yawning contagious?: everything you ever wanted to know about the human body – and some things you’d rather not
By Francesca Gould
Publisher: London : Portrait, 2007
Call No.: 612 GOU -[HEA]
(All Rights Reserved, Dorling Kindersly, c2009)
2. The concise human body book
By Steve Parker
Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley, c2009
Call No.: 612.00222 PAR -[HEA]
(All Rights Reserved, Intelligent Body Press, c2006)
3. The busy person’s guide to easier movement : 50 ways to achieve a healthy, happy, pain-free and intelligent body
By Frank Wildman
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Intelligent Body Press, c2006
Call No.: 613.71 WIL -[HEA]
Posted by Kweh Soon Huat, Librarian, Adult and Young People’s Services