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Nails and Your Health (Continuing Education)

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Nails and Your Health

1. 
Healthy nails grow, on average 3.5 millimeters per month, this growth rate can be influenced by your nutritional status, medications, trauma, chronic disease, and the aging process.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Using acrylic nails too often or smoking can cause your nails to turn yellow.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Brittle, dry or cracked nails may be due to a deficiency in vitamins A and C or the B vitamin biotin.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
Clubbing describes when your fingertips become enlarged and the nail becomes curved downward. This can be a sign of low oxygen in your blood and is associated with lung, kidney or liver disease.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
If your nails are a blue color, this can be a sign of eating too much sugar and unnatural colors.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Small white spots on your nails are usually the result of nail trauma, they will not grow out on their own, you must go see your doctor immediately.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Black streaks or painful growths on your nail will require an immediate trip to your physician, as they may be due to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Ridges on your nails that are white in color mean that you are lacking protein in your diet.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
Biting your nails can lead to infection.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
If you spot discoloration in your clients nails that may be associated with a dangerous disease, you can diagnose them yourself.
  1. True
  2. False

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