Heart disease kills 1 in 4 Americans. There are all kinds of organizations to help spread awareness. Therefore, people have so many questions about the causes of heart disease, and how to prevent heart disease. One frequent question I hear is, “Are ingrown toenails a sign of heart disease.
Are Ingrown Toenails a Sign of Heart Disease
Ingrown toenails are very common. This painful disorder affects almost 3 million Americans a year.
An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the toenail starts to grow into the flesh. This can also happen with fingernails. This causes inflammation and sometimes infection.
Ingrown toenails usually affects teens and young adults.
Causes of Ingrown Toenails
The most common cause of ingrown toenails are improper cutting of the nail.
Other causes are improper fitting shoes, bad foot hygiene, trauma, and even some medications. Therefore, ingrown toenails are not a sign of heart disease.
Heart Disease Causes
An ingrown toenail is not a sign of heart disease. Heart disease is any disorder that affects the heart. Such as:
If you have an ingrown toenail, it is best to see a Podiatrist. However, if you have signs and symptoms of heart disease, you need to see a doctor immediately.
My name is Phyllis Robinson MSN, RN. I have been a Registered Nurse for 27 years in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I am passionate about cardiac care and heart disease. I also want this blog to be an educational tool that people can refer to for traditional and alternative treatment. I will blog on heart disorders such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and high cholesterol.
I received my Nursing degree from Baltimore Community College.
I went on to receive my Masters in Nursing from Walden University
I have worked for almost 30 years in Critical Care with a focus on heart health. I am an advocate of preventive healthcare.