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Vertical ridges on nails and sign of low magnesium?

Vertical ridges on nails and sign of low magnesium?

Nail ridges: Vertical ridges on the nails -- meaning they run from the cuticle to the tip of the nail -- are normal. They become more common with age. http://tinyurl.com/mje8xmn magnesium deficiency can sometimes be associated with soft or brittle nails, though. It's horizontal ridges (across the nail's width) that can be more indicative of various illnesses. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Thinning nails and hair are an indication of what? A mineral/vitamin deficiency?

Thinning nails and hair are an indication of what? A mineral/vitamin deficiency?

Thinning nails and : Actually, this is to questions, and i show address the thing of nails. Thinning of nails is most often thought to be an age related phenomenon. As we age our nails get sooner and more brittle and well this is most commonly age-related, there are conditions such as thyroid deficiencies which can cause this. ...Read more

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Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...

Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...

Toenails: I don't know of a link between nail bed issues and hair loss. However I think it is important for you to have your doctor refer you to podiatrist (foot doctor) while your doctor is looking into you hair loss. ...Read more

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Might the lack of crescent moon on my nails mean a B12 deficiency?

Might the lack of crescent moon on my nails mean a B12 deficiency?

It might but...: I searched & found sites claiming lack of lunula indicate B12 deficiency but have found no objective evidence to support this- it may be true for some but there is no proof. Others say it means hypothyroidism or poor circulation. I don't think anyone knows for sure! see http://www.Healingwell.Com/community/default.Aspx?F=30&m=1630799 & http://www.Normanallan.Com/med/askdr/finger.Html#moons. ...Read more

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I experience hair loss and angular stomatitis ... Or inflammation of the angles of my mouth. Are those strong enough indicators for iron deficiency?

I experience hair loss and angular stomatitis ... Or inflammation of the angles of my mouth. Are those strong enough indicators for iron deficiency?

May or may not: Iron deficiency can cause your symptoms but so can other conditions like pellagra or vit b deficiency and other vitamin and mineral deficiency. It seems you have abdominal problems and malabsorption is a consideration. Go to your doctor and be examined. Fe-deficiency is easy to test, the others not so easy. ...Read more

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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

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Are ridges in your nail a sign of thyroid problem?

Are ridges in your nail a sign of thyroid problem?

Nail change not thyr: Usually fingernail ridges are related to trauma of the nail matrix or bed. This may be of fungal origin. Ocassionaly this may be related to polish or an infection. Pulmonary conditions may have nail changes and skin diseases such as psoriasis or melanoma can cause nail changes. ...Read more

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Overweight tired brittle hair and nails and raised creatinine and low egfr what is cause?

Overweight tired brittle hair and nails and raised creatinine and low egfr what is cause?

Need evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a definitive opinion without a good history, physical examination and may be additional lab tests. What you described suggests thyroid deficiency and/or kidney disease. Please see your doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?

Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?

Its possible: Rough, thick skin on the finger tips with cracks and discoloration can be related to repeated exposure to chemicals/dry environment. This can also be seen is polymyositis and dermatomyositis which are autoimmune diseases involving primarily the muscles and skin respectively. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of purple fingernails? I lose circulation easily and have shortness of breath

What could be the cause of purple fingernails? I lose circulation easily and have shortness of breath

Purple Fingernails: Anemia can cause the nailbeds to become pail, giving a whitish look to it. If the nailbeds are bluish/purple it may be a sign on poor circulation, especially if it's cold. Check with a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have thin, black longitudinal lines running down the nails of 3 fingers. Some are wider than others. I also have vitiligo. What causes the lines?

I have thin, black longitudinal lines running down the nails of 3 fingers. Some are wider than others. I also have vitiligo. What causes the lines?

Pigment cells: This is caused by pigmentbcells at the base of the nail and is common in african americans. The vitiliog is not conner ted but can be treated depending on the area, and size of the vitiigo. The lines do not require treatment. Removal would require surgery which is not recommended. ...Read more

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Im suffering from hair loss and brittle nails which break by itself, what could cause this?

Im suffering from hair loss and brittle nails which break by itself, what could cause this?

Hair loss: One of the causes of hair loss is thyroid disease. If you have been evaluated by your physician and there is no obvious medical cause, visit a skilled beautician who will evaluate your hair and recommend proper hair care for you. ...Read more

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Can taking thyroid USP (desiccated thyroid) cause extreme fatigue ? I have hypo thyroid I'm also loosing my hair terribly . And loosing my vision

Can taking thyroid USP (desiccated thyroid) cause extreme fatigue ? I have hypo thyroid I'm also loosing my hair terribly . And loosing my vision

No, but: it's an inferior product to BRAND NAME thyroxine replacment. You need to take enough to return your levels to normal, which may resolve your hair loss problem. The loss of vision is probably not related unless you have a pituitary problem causing your hypothyroidism. You need to discuss w/your doctor and probably an opthamologist. ...Read more