Monday, April 27, 2009

WARNING: Secret to your health is in your nails...

The secret to your health is in your nails. A doctor can detect several health issues just by looking at your nail such as anemia, heart problems and several other major health issues. The following is my daughters story that I beg you to share with your family and friends. You may save a life.

Talk about fate. I went to a new dermatologist this year. The Dr. remarked that since I was wearing nail polish she could not check my nails. She proceeded to show me photos of nails with melanoma. I viewed the photo and remarked that none of my nails resembled the photos, however one photo was similar to my daughters fingernail. The Dr. asked if my daughter had this for a long period of time and I remarked that perhaps for 5 years or more. The Dr. said she would clear her schedule to see my daughter immediately. Time was of the essence!

My daughter went to my dermatologist and was immediately sent to a surgeon for a biopsy. After two painful surgeries it was not know if they could save her finger and amputation of the finger was a possibility. The third surgery involved pulling out the entire nail bed and lab results showed no melanoma. The Dr's. all agreed that my daughter is a walking miracle.

If you have a simple light black line growing from your nail bed to the tip of the fingernail please go to a dermatologist. If you have what may look like a tiny mole under your nail, have any black or brown spots, nail discoloration on your nail, please see a dermatologist. A regular doctor may not detect this. My daughter has been showing this to her regular doctors for years and they said it was nothing. WRONG!

So the next time you polish your nails please examine them carefully. If you wear gel or acrylic nails you may want to consider taking them off to examine your real nails. Examine your children's nails. This has been a very scary experience and one that is not widely publicized.

11 comments:

  1. that's frightening!
    good information to know.
    chasity

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  2. Whoa, that is definitely scary! I kind of knew things could be detected from looking at nails. Thank you for sharing an example of how that can be.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this info.

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  4. Joyce--Thanks so much for sharing this and I am so thankful your daughter is going to be okay. I have never heard of this and I'm sure many others have not either. You may have helped save a life!! Thank you!

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  5. Hi Joyce, thankyou so much for sharing this; coming from Australia we are always warned of the dangers of skin cancers but I have never heard of this type of cancer before. I am glad your daugther is alright - scary stuff!! PS I love your wilendur table cloth in your banner ;)

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  6. I know whenever I'm in the hospital (not that often) nurses will look at my nails - I guess they can tell alot about your circulation that way. This is so informative - thanks for the heads up!

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  7. Wow. Never knew this! Thankfully your daughter is okay. Thanks for the information. I'm going to check all our nails out tonight!!

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  8. Thank you so much for this info! That is some story. Thank goodness your daughter was taken care of.

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  9. Very informative! I had a third of my lower eye lid removed from basal cell, so I am very careful, but I never knew about the black line on the nail..
    Thank you!

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  10. I was just at the doctor's office and they did look at my nails. They checked to see if I was anemic and if I had a certain type of arthritis or autoimmune disease. Very interesting. I'm off to check Jacob's nails now. ~ Robyn

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