You’ll notice luminous patches at the base of your fingernails if you look closely. These are lunulae or moons. The presence of a disease, as well as a tendency to it, can be indicated by changes in colour, shape, or size. This kind of diagnostics enables you to spot a problem early on and take action.
With the help of lunulae, I learned how to do health diagnostics.
When a lunula changes on one finger, it’s called a lunula change.
A lunula on the little finger should be nearly undetectable or completely missing in most cases. It has to do with the kidneys, the small intestine, and the heart. High blood pressure can cause an increase in the lunula.
The reproductive and lymphatic systems are both controlled by the ring finger. A lunula that is hardly visible can indicate digestive issues.
The work of the brain and cardiovascular system is associated with the middle finger. A lunula’s absence can signal vascular issues and excessive blood pressure.
Because of faulty intestinal, pancreas, or chronic E.N.T. disorders, the index finger lunula can disappear or shrink significantly.
The lungs and spleen are represented by the lunula on the thumb. It’s the most noticeable of the bunch, and it shouldn’t take up more than 25% of the entire fingernail. It can shrink greatly in smokers or expand significantly in people with arterial hypertension.
Lunulae that are too big
When a third (or more) of the fingernail is taken up with lunulae, the fingernail is termed big. They can signal cardiovascular issues, irregular heartbeats, and low blood pressure.
Athletes and those whose jobs include physical activity are more likely to have large lunulae. If a person does not participate in sports, larger lunulae can result from a high degree of tension.
lunulae (little lunulae)
Low blood pressure and circulation problems are indicated by little lunulae that can hardly be seen under the cuticle. This could indicate a weakened immune system, sluggish metabolism, or a deficiency in iron and B12.
The presence of transverse lines separating the lunulae from the remainder of the nail plate indicates a problem with blood sugar levels and the potential development of diabetes.
The lunulae are completely invisible.
If you haven’t found lunulae on your own or your child’s nails, don’t worry. They often go undetected on children’s nails for a long period before showing up. They may not emerge at all in certain people due to physiological differences in the nail structure.
Modern medicine, on the other hand, considers the rapid loss of lunulae to be one of the signs of a circulatory problem. The absence of lunulae was linked to thyroid gland abnormalities as well as a vitamin B12 and iron deficiency in this study.
Colour change in the lunulae
Gray lunulae suggest extreme weariness, digestive problems, and probable nutrient absorption issues.
White lunulae are natural and nutritious. The moons should have a different colour than the skin.
Poor blood circulation and a shortage of oxygen in the organs and tissues are signs of purple lunulae. Dizziness and headaches are common side effects.
Low physical activity and lung difficulties may be indicated by pink (red) lunulae.
Black lunulae are a rare but highly deadly symptom. This is usually a sign of heavy metal poisoning.