A 38-year-old member asked:
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how do curved fingernails from heart disease look?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Clubbing: Poor oxygen supply can result in bluish fingers and soft curve to finger nails .This is also found in people with ling disease such as chronic obstructive lung disease.
Answered on Jun 27, 2018
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
It's not just...: ...The nails; the fingertips widen, and the nails curve around the fingertips. It is caused by extra connective tissue that the body makes to compensate for the heart's inability to pump enough oxygen to the skin. But there are literally dozens of other kinds of nail abnormalities; if the appearance of your fingernails has changed, see a doctor; it might not be your heart at all.
Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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