The Lunulas Can Be Sign of Some Diseases

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The moon-shaped whiteness at the base of the nail is called lunula. Any change in the shape, color, or size of these lunulas may indicate a health problem

Changes in the color, shape or size of the whiteness in your nail bottoms may indicate not only the presence of a disease but also a susceptibility to the disease. These types of diagnostics help you recognize the problem in a timely manner and take action. 

With the help of lunulas, you can understand how your health is and consult a specialist if necessary. The details are in our article below…

When Finger Lunula Changes...

The lunula on the little finger is usually rare or almost invisible. It is normally related with the work of the kidneys, small intestine and heart. The prominent appearance of the lunula here may indicate high blood pressure.

The lunula on the ring finger can be an indication of the functioning of reproductive and lymph nodes. A visible lunula can be a sign of a problem in the digestive system.

The middle finger is associated with the work of the brain and cardiovascular system. The absence of lunula here may indicate vascular problems or high blood pressure.

The lunula in the index finger may disappear or shrink as a result of intestinal, pancreatic or some chronic diseases.

The lunula on the thumb reflects the function of our lungs and spleen. This lunula covers about 25 percent of the nail. Thumb lunula is severely small in people who smoke or people with hypertension.

Over Big Lunulas

Large lunulas occupy a third (or more) of the nail. They may indicate disorders with the cardiovascular system, heartbeat disruption, and low blood pressure.

Athletes and people whose profession is linked to physical activity can often have large lunulas. Although a person does not play sports, they may have an enlarged lunula on their finger due to high levels of stress.

Small Lunula

Barely visible small lunules behind the cuticle indicate low blood pressure and circulatory disorders. This could be a sign of a weak immune system, poor metabolism, or iron and B12 deficiency. If Lunula is distinctly separated from the rest of the nail plate by transverse lines, this may indicate problems with blood sugar levels and possible development of diabetes.

Invisible Lunulas

If you can’t find the lunulas on your own or on your child‘s nails, don’t panic. They usually do not appear on children‘s nails and appear over time. In some people, they are not visible at all due to the physiological characteristics of the nail structure. However, modern medicine perceive the sudden disappearance of lunulas as one of the symptoms of a circulatory disorder.

If There is a Change in Lunula Color…

Gray lunula indicates severe fatigue, digestive disorders, and nutrient absorption-related problems.

White lunula is a healthy and natural one. Normally, it should be a few shades lighter than the skin.

Purple lunula is a sign of weak blood circulation and lack of oxygen in organs and tissues. In this case, dizziness and headaches can occur frequently.

Pink (red) lunula can indicate low physical activity and lung problems.

Black lunula is a rare and extremely dangerous sign. In principle, this is a symptom of heavy metal poisoning. 

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