If you are a lover of nails then probably you could cut yourself on the tip with a piece of brie. Maybe you love acrylics! Well, I don’t blame you as the type of nail i.e. acrylic in nature, is the only way that could make you merry, without any signs of chipping or disintegrating and it lasts for weeks no matter what, whether there’s nail art involved or one is looking for a bridal manicure, you see longevity is the most important aspect, in fact, it’s the key.
Imagine entering a nail-salon, it's a battleground. Everything hangs on your nail size, shape, etc. You feel the limitations are more than the possibilities. Your nails may be too short for a colour that may be dark or maybe your lifestyle. Basically, when one selects a shape it could be a war between one's choice and what one would end up getting in the end. So, you see you try to settle for a square round shape or a square oval shape without actually knowing what you will get, says a nail technician. She further says "one should prefer modifying tried and tested styles such as round or square shape. Other shapes like ballerina or Moroccan almond may not be thought off, but it should be in your mind".
She further adds that one should look at nail styles with confidence and what would suit ones’ fingers. Here she brings nine nail shape in focus.
Here as the term states, nail clubbing is a change in the nail. Do note, it’s a medical condition.
There is a possibility of the nail becoming sponge-like and soft in addition to a change in the angle of the nail. The medical term is called osteoarthropath.
Stage 1: Here there is a softening of the nail beds in the initial stage.
Stage 2: In the second stage, the nail bed on the finger develops a clubbed appearance.
Stage 3: The nail develops longitudinal ridging. One should note this process takes a year. There is clinical significance as there are different type of grading of clubbing.
It’s not known as to what is the exact number of theories that are out there. Different pathways are followed by different theories. From interstitial edema, which results in size alterations, composition and configuration, to the formation of the clubbed digit, the main factor in most types of nail clubbing is distal digital vasodilation.
There is another proposed theory which is the neural mechanism, with special attention, to vagal system, from the time the regression of clubbing has been reported.
Its important that one seeks medical advice on nail clubbing as it’s an underlying problem. Timely treatment can help to control it.
Nail clubbing may accompany other symptoms that affect the respiratory system including:
In some cases, nail clubbing can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition. Seek immediate medical care if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
Most often, clubbing is noted on a physical examination and is usually based on other findings (such as the presence of lung disease or cancer).
One can prevent clubbing by taking steps to prevent and manage the underlying conditions that cause it. For example, you can:
If you’ve been diagnosed with lung disease, follow your doctor’s recommended treatment plan. That may help you maintain your blood oxygen levels and prevent clubbing.