Lunulae aren’t visible at all
Don’t panic if you haven’t found lunulae on your own or your child’s nails. They’re often not visible on children’s nails and appear over time. In some people, they don’t appear at all due to physiological specificities of the nail structure.
However, a sudden disappearance of lunulae is perceived by modern medicine as one of the symptoms of a circulatory disorder. This study showed that the absence of lunulae is connected with thyroid gland disorders and a deficit of vitamin B12 and iron.
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Change in lunulae color
- Gray lunulae indicate severe fatigue, digestion disorders, and possible difficulties in nutrient absorption.
- White lunulae are healthy and natural. The moons should be several shades lighter than the skin.
- Purple lunulae are a sign of poor blood circulation and a lack of oxygen in the organs and tissues. Dizziness and headaches may often occur.
- Pink (red) lunulae may indicate low physical activity and lung problems.
- Black lunulae are an uncommon and extremely dangerous sign. As a rule, this is a symptom of heavy metal poisoning.