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Cause Of Split Weak Nails Thyroid
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
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
Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...
My nails are flattening out and splitting at the tips.. What could be the lack of? I take 5000 mg of bioten... Also my hair is thinning rapidly!
See your doctor: These symptoms need to be directly observed by your doctor for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
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
My problems are: vertical ridges in fingernails, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, shortness of breathe, low red blood cell count.
Consult with: dermatologist. You might have autoimmune disorder or nutritional deficiency. It might be something real serious. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the cause of purple fingernails? I lose circulation easily and have shortness of breath
Could fast heart beat also be a symptom of hypothyroidism ? Because I studied the symptoms of both hypo and hyper. Being hypo, my heart beats too fast!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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