White nails without crescent moon, check if you have these signs, beware of serious liver disease.

15 Jan 2023

Some people usually like to observe their nails, because observing the nails can also tell their health. If you find that your nails are whitish and have no crescents, you may have liver cirrhosis.

Liver cirrhosis is mostly caused by long-term excessive drinking, hepatitis and other diseases. It is only one step away from liver cancer, and is usually considered as a precancerous lesion of liver cancer.

Therefore, you need to make a preliminary judgment through some subtle changes in your body, such as observing your nails.

Once there is a problem, it will show systemic symptoms. Cirrhosis of the liver is a serious liver disease that damages the liver, which leads to a decline in liver function. The body’s waste and toxins cannot be metabolized normally, and the nails are white and there is no crescent.

1. White nails in liver cirrhosis are related to anemia

The nails of healthy people should be pink and shiny. If the nails are found to be whitish, it means that there is the possibility of liver cirrhosis. Patients with liver cirrhosis may have splenomegaly, which can easily lead to thrombocytopenia, which can lead to anemia. There is not enough blood supply in the body to transport blood to the nail area, so the nails will turn white. In addition, the nails of patients with hepatitis can also become whitish, but they are usually white in the middle and black around the edges.

2. Abnormal metabolism in patients with liver cirrhosis leads to lack of crescent nails

If you have liver cirrhosis, it means that there is a problem with liver function, and abnormal metabolism will affect the synthesis of protein, which will not provide nutrition to the nails, causing the nails' crescents to gradually disappear and become dull .

In addition to white nails and no crescents, there are other symptoms of cirrhosis in the early stage. A comprehensive understanding can detect your liver problems as soon as possible .

1. Loss of appetite

The liver of patients with cirrhosis will suffer varying degrees of damage, and because the liver is a part of the digestive system and is involved in the digestion and absorption of food, patients with liver cirrhosis will have digestive symptoms such as loss of appetite. If the liver is damaged, it will lead to increased portal pressure and congestion in the gastrointestinal tract, which will affect the secretion of digestive juice in the gastrointestinal tract and cause absorption disorders. In addition to loss of appetite, patients may also have symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and indigestion.

2. Feeling of abdominal pain and bloating

Abdominal pain is caused by progressive necrosis of liver cells, perihepatitis, or perisplenic inflammation. It is one of the symptoms that most patients with liver cirrhosis will have, especially when the patient is tired. In addition, patients may also have fever or jaundice along with abdominal pain. Bloating is usually caused by gastrointestinal dysfunction, and some patients may also experience bloating due to ascites.

Although liver cirrhosis is a chronic and progressive disease, it needs to be treated and controlled as soon as possible, so early detection of the disease is the key. Observing the nails can give a certain understanding of the health of the liver. In addition, you must also understand and master the above-mentioned other symptoms, and pay more attention to the subtle changes in your body.

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