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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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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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Should i be concerned about black lines growing under my fingernails? I'm a 51 year old black female, my father had heart disease, no information on my mother, i'm approximately 170 lbs, 5"3, medium build. I work third shift, i don't exercise regularly,

Should i be concerned about black lines growing under my fingernails? I'm a 51 year old black female, my father had heart disease, no information on my mother, i'm approximately 170 lbs, 5"3, medium build.  I work third shift, i don't exercise regularly,

Hello. : Hello. Sometimes black lines can be small splinter hemorrhages. Sometimes black lines can be associated with skin cancer. Do recommend that you see a dermatologist to have this evaluated to ensure that it is not from a worrisome cause. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there a certain kind of fingernail ridges can indicate a heart attack or heart disease. Can someone tell me more about this?

Is there a certain kind of fingernail ridges can indicate a heart attack or heart disease. Can someone tell me more about this?

NO!: Heart attack risk factors never show up in fingernails. Neither do heart attacks. Unless you discover something so new that all doctors worldwide should know about it. You would get the nobel prize. This is opposite of several lung diseases that can be discovered with looking at finger nails. ...Read more

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How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

Heart Disease: Approximately 611,105. See: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

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What is the leading/main cause of heart disease in the U.S.?

What is the leading/main cause of heart disease in the U.S.?

Bad Habits: The majority of heart disease is a result of poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, possibly poor stress management & smoking or tobacco. In addition, genetics plays a role, as well as under treated hypertension, diabetes, and high bad cholesterol. Uncontrollable risk factors for heart disease include age (older), and gender (male). See PCP for risk factor screening and treatment. ...Read more

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Why has heart disease has been the number one killer in the u.S. For decades, without decrease?

Why has heart disease has been the number one killer in the u.S. For decades, without decrease?

Heart disease: It has decreased very signficantly over the years, actually major improvements. Unfortunately the present epidemic of obesity in this country presages future loss of the gains, to put it simply if we stay the fattest sobs on the planet, we won't need the north koreans to give us static, we'll kill ourselves off. ...Read more

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What problems can angiography find? I have heart disease and my doctor wants to do angiography. But i don’t understand what he’s looking for? We already know about the heart disease. What else could he find?

What problems can angiography find? I have heart disease and my doctor wants to do angiography. But i don’t understand what he’s looking for? We already know about the heart disease. What else could he find?

PossibleOtherOptions: Angiograms only show an x-ray shadow-gram, still or motion, of dye/blood inside blood vessels; but keeping them open so blood can get where needed important. (also keep in mind: artery ds is in artery walls & does not show in angiogram images plus only larger openings visible). After ds is advanced, plaque ruptures lead to clots (locally & downstream); angioplasty & surgery can partially ?symptoms. ...Read more

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How common is heart disease among women?

How common is heart disease among women?

Heart disease/ Women: Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and also a leading cause of disability in women. Heart disease kills more women than cancer. It is extremely important to have regular checkups and see your physician concerning preventing heart disease and other diseases. ...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