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What other illnesses are linked to nail disorders?

Nail disorders can be a telltale sign of how your body is working. Many illnesses are linked to changes in your nail. White nails may indicate a problem with the liver. If half your nail appears white and the other half is pink, it may be a sign of kidney disease. A red nail bed will indicate an issue with the heart. If your nails are yellow it may mean that you should be tested for lung disease or diabetes. Nails that are pale or appear constricted may denote low iron levels or anemia.

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