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How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

Curved nails: Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nail is pressed. This condition is also known as nail clubbing. Curved fingernails are associated with heart problems, lung disease, and other underlying health problems. However, it can also be caused without any health problem. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Whats relationship between curved fingernails and edema?

Whats relationship between curved fingernails and edema?

Nail clubbing: Causes of clubbing:- congenital injuries severe chronic cyanosis, lung diseases like empyema, bronchiactesis, carcinoma of bronchus and pulmonary tuberculosis.Abdominal diseases like crohn’s disease, polyposis of colon, ulcerative colitis, liver cirrhosis ect…heart diseases like fallot’s tetralogy, subacute bacterial endocarditis and ect.. ...Read more

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What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of it?

What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of it?

The I's have it.: Could be infection (bacterial or yeast). Inflammation. Ingrown (curved nail can act like a splinter). Talk with your doc about what it is and what can help you. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have curved fingernails like cat's claws and clubbed tips. The middle and ring fingernails also twist when long enough why is this?

I have curved fingernails like cat's claws and clubbed tips. The middle and ring fingernails also twist when long enough why is this?

Fingernail issues: All fingernails tend to curve somewhat when they are long enough. Without seeing how bad yours are, is hard to tell whether they are outside of "normal". I am not sure what makes you want to have long fingernails, but if they are normal length (within your fingertips), they should not curve. ...Read more

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Whats relationship between curved fingernails and edema?

Nail clubbing: Causes of clubbing:- congenital injuries severe chronic cyanosis, lung diseases like empyema, bronchiactesis, carcinoma of bronchus and pulmonary tuberculosis.Abdominal diseases like crohn’s disease, polyposis of colon, ulcerative colitis, liver cirrhosis ect…heart diseases like fallot’s tetralogy, subacute bacterial endocarditis and ect.. ...Read more

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How do curved fingernails from heart disease look?

How do curved fingernails from heart disease look?

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 more

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How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

Curved nails: Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nail is pressed. This condition is also known as nail clubbing. Curved fingernails are associated with heart problems, lung disease, and other underlying health problems. However, it can also be caused without any health problem. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes/cures fingernails that grow curved like claws?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes/cures fingernails that grow curved like claws?

Do you cut nails: If someone does not cut their nails and let them grow longer and longer they will eventually curve and look like claws. This is known as onychogryphosis.You can see a picture of this if you go on to google images. The only other thing i can imagine you are thinking of is something called pincer nails. Onychogryphosis iscured by cutting your nails. Pincerer nails need to be treated surgically. ...Read more

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Would my fingernail grow once again normally as before after it 's been smashed.Now it is about to peel off...What should I do after it's gone?

It should: If you lose your current nail, the new nail that grows in should grow normally. This assumes that the trauma did not damage the nail matrix which lived under the cuticle. The matrix cells are the ones involved in regrowth and if damaged can lead to permanent nail dystrophy. ...Read more