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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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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 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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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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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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What could be the cause of a sudden dizzy spell preceded by a euphoric feeling. Not taking any meds and have normal BP, no heart disease etc. ?

What could be the cause of a sudden dizzy spell preceded by a euphoric feeling. Not taking any meds and have normal BP, no heart disease etc. ?

Dizzy euphoria: At 52 would follow up with doc today check for carotid disease , cerebrovascular disease (MRI/MRA) cardiac disease, labyrinthitis , also consider shingle versus herpetic infection nor lyme. ...Read more

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Is it true that smoking can cause heart disease?

Is it true that smoking can cause heart disease?

Yes: The surgeon general based on extensive evidence has concluded that cigarette smoking causes heart disease as well as many other diseases. ...Read more

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Does milk increase risk of heart disease?I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Sadly there is: A lot of controversial opinions at the internet. A theory developed early 1960 -1980's linking milk homogenization and production of an enzyme call xanthine oxidase with an increase in coronary artery disease. Subsequent prospective epideomological studies have failed to showed that direct effect. In my opinion drink your milk but if you are worry change to soy milk. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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Could fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

Could fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

No: Not to the best of my knowledge and I have not seen any articles referencing this as a cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking coffee to cause heart disease?

Is it possible for drinking coffee to cause heart disease?

Possible: It is much harder to link a direct effect of the coffee, to the development of heart disease; however, the things associated with coffee drinking, such as increased stress or lack of adequate sleep, can increase your risks. Consider abstinence. Visit PCP regularly. ...Read more

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With a structurally normal heart, what heart disease cause palpitations?

With a structurally normal heart, what heart disease cause palpitations?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause heart disease?

Can high cholesterol cause heart disease?

Yes: High cholesterol (mainly the ldl) is a risk factor for development of coronary artery disease. It is most important in patients with other "risk factors" like diabetes, smoking, hypertension, family history & obesity. ...Read more

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Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

It is possible: Some forms of myeloma secrete a protein called a light chain that can invade organs like the heard or liver and cause it to function poorly. Most of the problems with the heart arise from many of the early treatments of myeloma which included a drug called adriomycin. Modern chemotherapy can still cause heart problems but not at the same rate. ...Read more

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Can the nicotine in electronic cigarettes cause heart disease?

Can the nicotine in electronic cigarettes cause heart disease?

Controversial : E-cigarettes were introduced into usa market in 2007. It's a vaporizer of liquid nicotine without tobacco. In 2009 fda tested few varieties. Few known cancer producing agents were found. Resulting in fda publicity discouraging the use of e-cig. That move raise more controversies. Other medical association recommend its use. No data on heart disease at this moment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

Autoantibodies: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the complications of an untreated strep infection.A month or more after the infection, the body has made antibodies that mistale the tissue of the heart for the germ they were designed to fight.Over time thease antibodies cause inflamation of the heart and can injure the valves. After the acute phase is past, you have a weaker heart with leaky valves and murmurs. ...Read more

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Rheumatic heart disease, could this cause you to have heart murmurs?

Rheumatic heart disease, could this cause you to have heart murmurs?

Yes: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart, most commonly the heart valves. Early cardiac findings of acute rheumatic fever include mitral insufficiency and aortic insufficiency. Long-term consequences of rheumatic heart disease include the development mitral stenosis and/or aortic stenosis. The tricuspid and pulmonary valves can also be affected. ...Read more

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