Have you ever heard the saying “the eyes are the windows to the soul”? Well, have you ever thought that that saying could be used to make different points about the body and what it can show? For example, if the eyes are the windows to the soul, can the stomach be where the butterflies roam free? Regardless of the wordplay, different parts of the body can be a sign that something is up. The eyes show who you are on the inside, the butterflies express that giddy feeling you get when cupid comes in and shoots you with his arrow or when something isn’t right (don’t worry, you’ll know the difference between the two gut feelings) but what about the hands? Can the hands be a sign of something? In some instances yes it can, especially when it comes to your lungs and liver.
Your Nail Beds And Why They Need To Be Maintained
Oddly enough, your hands are one of the first things people may notice about you.
It’s important to keep your hands and fingernails as clean and cut as you can for many reasons.
One reason is simply for appearance, walking around with dirty fingernails, unkempt cuticles and ashy hands can play into how people treat you, unfortunately, which can have an impact on your self-esteem (yes, people are that shallow and will judge you for anything they can).
Another reason why it’s important to upkeep your hands and nails is for health purposes. Dirty fingernails and unkempt nail beds can hold a lot of bacteria if they’re not cleaned often and cared for properly. Jagged fingernails can cut you or someone else, which can cause even more damage.
It’s also important to keep your nails maintained because they could be showing you signs that something is seriously wrong.
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Signs That Something Is Wrong With Your Nails
There are many different ways your nails will show you that something may be wrong internally.
One way is the shape of your nail and nail bed. If the shape and texture of your fingernail and bed are different than how your fingernails are supposed to look, this can be a sign of underlying health issues. Clubbed fingernails (nails that curve around an enlarged fingertip) can be a sign of cardiovascular problems or even pulmonary problems.
Other signs that you may be living with underlying issues are lines on the nails, changes in nail color and changes in the