Is There a Relationship Between Your Fingernails & Your Health?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Samantha Miller, MBChB

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Sure, your fingernails might require a lot of upkeep, but did you know that they can actually tell you a lot about your health? While the look or texture of your fingernails isn't a surefire way to diagnose all conditions, their appearance can be a pretty solid indicator of one's health. How so? We're exploring just that. From what's considered a healthy nail to damage or coloration to look out for, here's everything you need to know about the relationship between your fingernails and your health.