Curved fingernails are often a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as anemia or an iron deficiency, according to WebMD. Curved fingernails may also indicate a symptom of diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or interstitial lung disease.
In less severe cases, curved fingernails may also indicate the nails have grown too long. Curved fingernails typically alert physicians to lung and pulmonary conditions, explains WebMD. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic lung disease where an obstruction makes breathing difficult, whereas emphysema, also a chronic lung disease, causes chronic coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Interstitial lung disease consists of a group of lung disorders that causes a dry cough and shortness of breath, as well as curved fingernails.Learn More
It is perfectly normal for the lunula to be visibly missing from a person's fingernails, as not everyone has visible lunulae, according to Wikipedia. For some people, the eponychium, a thickened layer of skin, covers the lunula so it is not visible.Full Answer >
Fingernail fungus is a fungal infection of the toenail or fingernail. The fungal infection can be caused by ringworm, yeast or mold, and leads to the destruction of the nail plate.Full Answer >
A mini pedicure is a pedicure that focuses mainly on the toes. It is designed mainly for toenail maintenance between regular pedicure visits. Mini pedicures usually include a soak, nail shaping and polish, but do not include any massage or sole care.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, there is nothing a person can do to make nails grow faster. Dermatologist Bruce Robinson states that all nails grow at a rate of approximately 1 millimeter per month.Full Answer >