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heartThere are many different ways that our bodies show that something is wrong. It is said that you can tell a woman’s age by her hands. Dr. O’Toole explains to patients the importance of creating a natural looking appearance. For instance, a facelift should not look so pulled that they no longer have any wrinkles at all. Botox should not be injected to the point that the face has no expression. Fillers should not be injected to the point that patients look puffy and unnatural. Patients should look rested and fresh instead of like they have had work done. Most people who oppose plastic surgery do so because they believe that people look fake and plastic. The truth is, great plastic surgery is not obvious. Plastic surgery patients must be in excellent health prior to surgery. A recent story sheds light on the fact that hands not only show a woman’s age but her nails may give clues about her health. According to ABC7 dermatologists say changes in nail color and texture could indicate a serious health problem.

Nails can provide valuable information about a person’s health. Yellowish nails can sometimes signal lung problems and half white-half pink nails could be a sign of kidney disease. Red nail beds could signal heart disease and pale or white nail beds could mean anemia.

“You normally don’t have color in your nails but you start noticing some abnormal color on your nail or underneath of it, it can be a sign of something more serious like cancer,” said Dr. Oanh Lauring, a dermatologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.


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