I’m sure many times you noticed some white spots on your nails. Did you ever think about that these spots is a way of your body to try to communicate something?
First or all, white spots on nails are caused by the air under the nail. These spots are known as the leuconichia, and can be caused from a specific reason – minor injuries of the nail. Another thing you have to know is that white spots can also be inherited. But, in some situations, white spots on nails can indicate some serious diseases.
White spots on the nails may indicate the occurrence of warts or fungus, psoriasis or eczema, which can damage the nail.
These small spots on the nails can also be one of seven warnings of sarcoidosis, a disease that affects the skin, lungs and other organs. When the nail is soft and have white spots may be a sign of another condition of the nail. You should know that this may indicate that there are some problems with the thyroid gland – hypothyroidism. If the nail line is thin, it means that the disease was discovered in the early stage.
If you notice two narrow horizontal lines on one or more nails is a sign of hypoalbuminemia, that means that the albumin protein in the blood is low.