You don’t usually associate the way your nails look with how healthy you are, but there are some things that the appearance of our nails can tell us about our current health. Being able to recognize some of these issues can help you identify any potential health threats before they become more severe.

The size, texture, color, and thickness of your nails can all be indicators of a potential medical problem. One of the common issues that can occur is nail pitting, which is characterized by a depression, or pit, forming on the fingernail or toenail. The nail may also begin to separate from the nail plate due to a condition known as onycholysis.

Issues such as these may indicate that the affected person may be suffering from psoriasis, thyroid disease, or a fungal infection.

In order to properly treat the issue, a thorough examination must first be performed. At the Dermatology Institute for Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Surgery, we take time to ensure that our patients are receiving the proper medical treatments they need. Contact us to schedule a consultation.