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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
Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe minor injuries: They are benign. Usually no cause is identified. No harm. They are tax-free. Ignore them. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. ...Read more