What is the use of our fingernails and toenails?
October 15, 2011 3:04am CST
We all know that fingernails and toe nails serve as protection, beautification and a best spot to examine the health status of a person. The visual appearance of the fingernails and toe nails may suggest an underlying systemic disease. Clubbing of nails often suggests pulmonary disease or inflammatory bowel disease. Spoon-shaped nails, may stimulate a work up for anemia, and many other abnormal appearances that we neglect may be a sign that needs immediate medical response. Thus careful fingernails and toenails examination is vital. We feel happy an so fashionable after going to a nail-art appointment put some cute designs on it. That's the normal thing ladies are doing in their nails. But don't neglect any sign of abnormality to any areas of the fingernails and toe nails. Normal nails are smooth in texture, convex in curvature with equal color. Be vigilant and health conscious.
• United States
15 Oct 11
The fingernail is for us to scratch our itch away, to give us the ability to sense the level of pressure we should apply on our own skin so that some comfort can be maintain and not getting ourself hurt unnecessary, it is a lot more useful compare to the artificial man made scratcher.
• United States
21 Oct 11
This was such an interesting post to read! Thank you for sharing it with us! I had a feeling that fingernails and toenails were used for protection just like hair, but I never realized that they were a good indicator of health and what could be wrong internally! I'm going to pass this information I know to anyone who may need it. I heard acrylic nails can actually cause diseases in the nails and toenails. It's funny the things women do to make them pretty can result in damage!