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Effect Of Nails Anemia On
Probably not: Anemia may lead to paleness of the nail beds, but not likely to cause a blue tint. Although there may be other causes, low oxygen levels in the blood may cause this. There are also some unusual blood disorders that may be associated. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
I'm always tired, cold, and I have always had ridged nails. Could it be anemia? I'm 20 yr old female
Yes: Iron deficiency anemia is common in young women, and your symptoms are often seen in iron deficiency anemia. It's easy to diagnose by a simple blood test, and easy to cure with oral iron supplement. Of course, other disorders could be the cause. It's just that iron deficiency anemia is more likely. ...Read more
Quick question please.
Last year i was diagnosed with iron anemia and was prescribed ferroglobin as food supplement. Now i feel my nails and hair ar?
Incomplete question: Please resubmit your question as to what is problem with your hair and nails. ...Read more
When having pernicious anemia, is it normal for my finger to move without me movin them like they shake from side to side & its hard to paint my nails?
Could be: The abnormal movements associated with pernicious anemia is usually due to B12 deficiency and seen more in the young. (folic acid can cause confusion of symptoms and manifestations) adults show more of the sensory problems in terms of symptoms. Just make sure the diagnosis is right and that you are examined and followed well during treatment. ...Read more
I have horizontal nail ridges on thumb and little finger for 6 months now. Is it due to hormonal imbalance, nerve damage, or anemia?
Beau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency. ...Read more
My 12 yr old boy has brown finger nails and toe nails. Is that a anemia or vitamin deficiency? He's tried a lot.
Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?!; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,
Need ABG....: you need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate. In order to get an accurate measure of your oxygen level, and to see if the pulse ox test is accurate or not, have your doctor order an ABG. The test can be done as an outpatient. Good luck!! ...Read more
I have high blood pressure / anemia, I recently had blood and platelet transfusion after giving birth. I have horizontal ridges on 10 hand nails?
Beau's lines: horizontal ridges in nails are known as Beau's lines and often indicate an interruption of the nail growth for a period of time. This growth lapse is usually due to significant illness or malnutrition but possibly could reflect severe anemia for a period of time. If health maintained the lines should grow out over time ...Read more
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