Something weird I just remembered is how the pulmonologist who diagnosed me grabbed my hand to look at my nails to get affirmation of the diagnosis!
I’ve always had curved nails but didn’t know that that is an indicator of lung cancer or lung problems. Now that I’m reading up about it I see there are various medical sites that explain the medical conditions associated with various nail issues like white lines, grooves, loose nails etc.
The following article appeared in the Daily Express:
Nails can provide GPs with vital clues to what may be happening elsewhere in the body, pointing to everything from lung disease to anaemia.
Could mean: lung cancer
Or on this homeopathy website:
Nails curve around your fingertips, more convex. Caused by enlargement in connective tissue as compensation for a chronic lack of oxygen. e.g. severe emphysema. Lung disease is present in 80 percent of people who have clubbed fingers.
If only I knew…… ignorance is not always a good thing. And no doctor has ever examined my nails.