Have you ever noticed those cute little moons at the base of your nails? Have you ever noticed that they may have changed their size or shape or color? Are they always covered with nail polish so you have no idea what I am talking about? Don't you worry, me too! These little moons are called lunula, and while it is just a visible part of the root of the nail, the lunula can actually tell you a lot about your health. Here are some things that these little moons are letting you in on.
The size of your lunula should be roughly one fifth of your nail. If the moons on your fingernails take up more than a third of your nail, you could be in trouble. A large lunula could be warning you about issues with your cardiovascular system or high blood pressure. If you are looking at your fingernails and your moons are large, don't freak out just yet. People who are really physically active tend to have larger lunulae.
So, I am going to guess that now you are inspecting your nails to see if your moons are large or small. If your moons are small, your blood pressure could be low or this could mean that you have a poor immune system. This sounds like a great reason to call out of work. Don't you think?
Are your little moons white or pale? Are they paler than your natural skin color? If so, you may want to sit down. Okay, are you sitting?! I'm just kidding! This is a good thing. This is the color that your lunulae should be!
Let's talk about grey lunulae. How have you been sleeping lately? Are you having trouble sleeping? How is your stomach and your digestive system? A grey lunula could mean that you aren't getting enough sleep or your could be having trouble with your digestive system. Keep an eye on them and see if that matches up and if so, make a move.
Lunulae That Are Separate From The Rest Of The Nail Plate
Does it look like your lunulae are separate from the rest of your nail plate? This could mean that you need to keep an eye on your sugar levels. You could be eating too much sugar which could cause you to develop diabetes in your future.
The little moon on your pinky finger should be so small that it should pretty much be invisible. If yours looks large or distinct, you need to check on your heart or kidneys. You may be having a problem internally and it is worth taking a look.
If you have black lunulae, you are going to automatically know that something is wrong. This is very rare, but having black moons means that you could have heavy metal poisoning. Did you overdose on some Metallica lately? That would explain it.
The little moons on your thumbs are directly connected to your lungs. They should take up no more than 25% of your thumb. If you are a smoker, check your thumbs. You may find that your little moons could be smaller than someone who is a non-smoker.
Are your lunulae more purple than pale? If you have purple moon, your body could be telling you that you have poor blood circulation. This can cause intense headaches and dizziness. If your little moons are purple, get them checked out.
It turns out that your ring finger can tell you more than just your relationship status. If you find that there is no lunula on your ring finger at all, your body could be reacting to digestive problems. This finger is also connected to your reproductive and lymphatic system.
Here's a shout out to my couch potatoes out there! If you find that you have a pinkish-red lunula, I'm going to guess that you probably aren't the most active person in the world. A pink or red lunula shows your lack of physical activity and it could even be related to lung problems. Maybe it's time to get off your butt and get some exercise?
I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but I feel like it's important to point this out. Do you get it? Point? Like a pointer finger? Never mind. Anyway, your pointer, or index finger, is directly connected to your intestines and pancreas. If you don't have a lunula on this finger, your body could be telling you that those organs aren't functioning properly.
Your middle finger is linked to both your brain and your cardiovascular system. If you don't have a little moon on your middle finger then this could mean that you have high blood pressure. Why don't you flip someone the bird and see what your lunula looks like.
Now instead of palm reading, you're a finger reading expert.