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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Does your thyroid cause your finger nails to look bad?

Does your thyroid cause your finger nails to look bad?

It might: Thyroid diseases such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may cause brittle nails or splitting of the nail bed from the nail plate (onycholysis), I must say that nail changes are more commonly associated with hyperthyroidism (graves' disease).

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Can one develop clubbed finger nails?

Can one develop clubbed finger nails?

Yes: It can be a sign of pulmonary disease. It's called "pulmonary osteodystrophy." see your doctor f you think you have this.

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Why do my finger nails keep falling off?

Why do my finger nails keep falling off?

Don't know: Anonychia (Absence of nails) can be due to a number of causes such as: Anonychia congenita, Ectodermal defect Ichthyosis Allergic contact dermatitis Raynaud's phenomenon Trauma Lichen planus Exfoliative dermatitis & Epidermolysis bullosa.
Recommend dermatological evaluation.

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What are these black line on top of my finger nails?

What are these black line on top of my finger nails?

Fingernail Dark Line: Melanonychia is brown or black pigmentation of the nail unit. Melanonychia commonly presents as pigmented band arranged lengthwise along the nail unit, and this presentation is known as longitudinal melanonychia (lm) or melanonychia striata. The most concerning cause of melanonychia is subungual melanoma, although a variety of other causes exist. See your dermatologist asap.

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Why do my finger nails keep falling off? What do I do?

Why do my finger nails keep falling off? What do I do?

Many possibilites: Trauma and fungal nail infections are common reasons that nails may fall off.

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What does it mean when there is lines on the finger nails?

What does it mean when there is lines on the finger nails?

Nail Lines: There are a number of common disorders that result in nail lines: http://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20060813065741aa37rwz. Anemia, malnutrition, and psoriasis are the most common. A fungal infection, which also may discolor the nail, is also a cause. Are all the nails involved? Are there any color changes? Do you have any other symptoms, such as fatigue, a skin rash, weight loss?

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How can I stop biting my finger nails?

How can I stop biting my finger nails?

Hot sauce: Apply a hot sauce, such as tabasco or cayenne pepper seasoning, to your nails with a q-tip. Unless you're a mexican food junky, that should be an effective deterrent. At the same time, ask your doctor to recommend a counselor or other mental health professional who can help you determine why you bite your nails, and what you can do about that underlying cause.

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Please tell me any ideas on how to stop my finger nails from chipping?

Please tell me any ideas on how to stop my finger nails from chipping?

Nail health: For nail health: 1. Don’t bite nails to avoid infections. 2. Keep nails clean & dry. 3. Clip nails straight across (rounded in center) to prevent them from becoming ingrown. Don’t push back cuticles. Use emery board for irregular nails 4. Insure that your shoes fit properly & that they don’t squeeze your toes. 5. Alternate the shoes you wear. 6. Apply moisturizing cream to nails.

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I have white spots on my finger nails. Why?

I have white spots on my finger nails. Why?

Leuconychia: White spots under the nails or leuconychia, is not a serious condition and not due to lack of vitamins and minerals.It may be caused by trauma to the matrix of the nail and more common in finger nails than in toe nails, rarely they may be caused allergic reaction to nail polish or nail hardners. There is no treatment for it.

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What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic. Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail).

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I'm wondering why are there white spots on my finger nails?

I'm wondering why are there white spots on my finger nails?

Injury, fungi, lo zinc: There can be many causes but the most common are injury, nail fungus and zinc deficiency. See http://www. Md-health. Com/white-spots-on-nails. Html ; http://drlwilson. Com/articles/zinc. Htm.

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What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

This could be a: Bacterial or fungal infection, or even stain from chemical agents. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options

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Change in color of toe nails and finger nails. Should I worry?

Change in color of toe nails and finger nails. Should I worry?

Nails: Changes in the color of your toenails and fingernails may indicate that you have a fungus. You should see a dermatologist or a podiatrist for further evaluation.

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Does nail polish cures ringworm on finger nails? Please, need some answers?

Does nail polish cures ringworm on finger nails? Please, need some answers?

No: Fungal infection of the nails requires several weeks of oral antifungal treatment as topical methods will not penetrate deeply enough.

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Thyroid (Definition)

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