Look at the mysterious white spots on your finger nails. They reveal more about your health than you know. It could mean one of many possible health concerns. In this article we will look at the possible causes of white fingernail spots.They act like a protective shield over the tip of the fingernail and its sensitive nerve endings. You can get white spots on your fingernails anywhere along the nail.
The name the doctors call these white spots on your nails is Leukonychia. Damage, nutrient deficiencies, and a serious illness are all possible reasons from these white spots.
Doctors say “The nail root is the part near your cuticle curve where the new nail grows from. The nail plate is the part of the nail that you can see the most of; the curved length of the nail. The nail bed is the active part that has blood vessels underneath the nail plate. The nail bed gives the nail plate its usual pink color unless you get white spots on your nail plate.”
Dr. Mercola says ‘The shape, texture, and color of your natural nails act as a window into your body, and while some nail symptoms are harmless, others can be indicative of chronic diseases, including cancer. As noted by the American Academy of Dermatology.’
After an accident these white spots often appear within 24-48 hours after the nail bed is damaged, but can last for up to three months while the damaged nail grows out. But sometimes these white spots on your finger nails can mean other things too.
Possible Nutrient deficiencies can cause these white spots.
Eat pumpkin or squash seeds, spinach, wheat germ, nuts and beans to get more zinc in your diet. This dietary change will help improve the health of the new nail growth from the nail bed.