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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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Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

A visit to the dr: Is a good idea. When was your last physical? A good history and physical with blood work should be performed......At minimum. ...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?

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

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I have hart problem my hart is weakness?

I have hart problem my hart is weakness?

Heart weakness: I need more information to answer your question. What heart problems do you have and what are your symptoms? ...Read more

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Are fingernails a living thing?

Are fingernails a living thing?

Keratin: Fingernails, like hair, are composed of a protein called keratin. Though made by specialized living cells in the nail matrix, keratin is a product and as such is not alive. ...Read more

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Why do my fingernail have lines?

Why do my fingernail have lines?

Lots of reasons: When you say "lines" it is difficult to say as there are many types of lines. The most common lines seen are longitudinal (running along the length of the nail). More specifically, longitudinal melanonychia means dark lines along the nails. This can be variant of normal, particularly in persons with dark skin. However, any new line of pigmentation should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Fingernails that curl under why ?

Ingrown nail: Ingrown nail is said to be due to tight shoes. Then try wider shoes. See your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I feel weakness physically and sexual?

I feel weakness physically and sexual?

Words matter: The word 'weakness' is in no way descriptive, specific, or enough to even begin to guess what is wrong with you. In my experience fatigue is a problem of Diabetes, Thyroid disease, or infection. ...Read more

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Why are there white marks on my fingernails?

Why are there white marks on my fingernails?

Be checked: That sounds like mees lines, which can be a sign of heavy metal poisoning or renal failure. ...Read more

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Could masturbating on bed leads to weakness?

Dont see how: I don't see how long term weakness could occur. I imagine if you did masturbate at a high repetition rate your arm could fatigue but it would return quickly. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have ridges in my fingernails?

What do I do if I have ridges in my fingernails?

Nail ridges: Vertical nail ridges can result from differing cell turnover in the nail which can occur with aging. It is a common occurrence. Vertical ridges with nails that are brittle or splitting may be related to lichen planus, anemia or hypothyroidism. Changes in color or horizontal ridges may be related to possible medical problems. ...Read more

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Why am i losing my half moons on my fingernails?

Why am i losing my half moons  on my fingernails?

Can't say for sure: This is an interesting question without a definitive answer. No one knows for sure but the most thorough answer i found is it could be due to "poor circulation, anemia, fatigue, not enough oxygenation or exercise, heart disease, imbalanced nervous system, numbness, protein deficiency, vitamin a deficiency , low "chi." but none of this is proven.Another website said it means low thyroid.See comment:. ...Read more

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What causes these vertical ridges in my fingernails?

What causes these vertical ridges in my fingernails?

Many reasons: Vertical ridges on nails are basically harmless & can be related to heredity, aging, & nail dryness or injury. The appearance of ridges may be reduced by regular moisturizing of the nail & cuticle & avoidance of harsh soaps that are drying. Nail appearance can reflect overall health and nutrient status so supplementation may help. Consider fish oil, biotin, &/or a multivitamin with minerals. ...Read more

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What is causing the weakness I have in my shoulders?

What is causing the weakness I have in my shoulders?

Objective/subjective: If you feel weak, but muscle testing is normal, consider polymyalgia rheumatica. If muscles are weak, considere polymyositis or neurologic problem. ...Read more

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Why might someone have white marks on their fingernails?

Why might someone have white marks on their fingernails?

Maybe minor injuries: They are benign. Usually no cause is identified. No harm. They are tax-free. Ignore them. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat for strengthening my fingernails?

Great question: Unless you are malnourished, what you eat has little to do with nail health. I have seen nails get harder with oral biotin (2.5 gm daily). Don't fall for the gelatin myth- that does nothing. ...Read more

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What is "neck weakness"?

What is "neck weakness"?

Lack of strength: Neck weakness in lack of muscle strength or muscle imbalance in the muscles of the neck. ...Read more