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Biting Nails Disease
NO: Gum disease is caused by bacterial etiology, with destruction of bone support due to host reaction to the bacteria and bacterial product, and the exacerbation of destruction due to malocclusion and medical well being. Diabetes is caused by inability to regulate glucose level in the blood. Nail biting has nothing to do with both of these diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Gum ideas ie caused by bacteria present in the mouth together w/ poor home care, lack of good brushing and flossing, genetic predisposition, and local irritants, such as smoking. Diabetes is caused by a problem in your pancreas where you do not produce enough insulin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Breaking habits:: 1. Awareness 2. Desire to break habit 3. Effort and patience 4. Practice 5. Practice 6. Practice 7. Practice 8. Practice 9. Practice 10. Congratulations! here's an interesting article on habits and how to break them: http://www.Askmen.Com/entertainment/better_look_3800/3860_how-to-break-habits.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't see how: Unless you handle carcinogenic substances and don't wash your hands, making you ingest them indadvertedly. Not a good habit, though. Looks bad and messes up your fingers. Been there, done that. If i could get rid of it, certainly you can. ...Read more
NO!: Never heard of such connection...Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fragile finger nails. Horizontal dents on almost all fingers. Some have double. Peeling toe nails, hair thinning.
No, it does not: There are certain health conditions that are associated with unusual odors of breath. Those need to be examined by your doctor. If you are talking about your baby, please take him/her to the pediatrician to be examined. Things like chronic sinus infections, dental problems, certain metabolic problems, like diabetes and many others can give an unusual smell to the breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brittle nails: Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow of moisture and natural oils to the nail bed declines. A lack of moisture or too much moisture can worsen an already brittle condition. Dry heat, detergents, nail polish remover, or harsh chemicals encourage cracked and dry brittle nails. ...Read more
My fingernails are peeling from the base near the cuticle. 8/10 nails doing this. Don't wear nail polish/false nails. Have not hurt nails. What is it?
FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com If a fungal infection is suspected oral and topical tx will be started ...Read more
Why are my nails thin, flimsy, brittle, peeling, grow downwards toward finger, "ridged" with vertical lines, break easily? Toenails aren't like this.
Many possibilities : So there are many possible causes of nail disease. Common causes are vitamin deficiencies, skin diseases such as psoriasis, infections, etc. The curvature of the nail toward the finger might be something known as clubbing. This can occur in lung or heart problems and is common among smokers. Might be best to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop disfigured nail growth from repeatedly biting and picking whole nails off with bleeding. My nails only grow on tip of finger?
Yes: You have likely damaged the nail beds, which is where the nail growth comes from. Damage to these can result in disfigured nails. This is usually permanent, but see your doctor to be sure. Good luck! ...Read more