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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can my toe nails fall off?

Can my toe nails fall off?

It is possible.: Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications. Have them evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does black toe nails mean?

What does black toe nails mean?

Black toenails: Black toe nails most commonly refer to subungual hematomas (a bruise under the nail) from trauma. Other causes of black toenails--not from trauma-- could be from severe nail fungus (rare), or from a malignancy (melanoma) --also rare-. If several nails are affected, this suggests subungual hematomas, and can be caused by bumping your foot, by running, or even wearing tight shoes (w/ tight toebox). ...Read more

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What causes skin buildup under toe nails?

What causes skin buildup under toe nails?

Fungus: You might have fungus. If your nails are curved or incurvated callus can build up in the nail grooves due to pressure. ...Read more

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How do I soften my toe nails naturally at home?

How do I soften my toe nails naturally at home?

Warm water soaks....: Just add a little vinegar, epsom salts, mild soap. You can also apply moisturizing creams or other prescription creams, like something with 40% urea cream. ...Read more

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What causes the skin to grow attach to the toe nails?

What causes the skin to grow attach to the toe nails?

Ingrown Toenail: An ingrown toenail can result from a number of things. Poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not properly trimmed are the most common causes. The skin along the edge of a toenail may become red and infected. The great toe is affected most often, but any toenail can become ingrown. ...Read more

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What causes purple toe nails and how do I treat it?

See below: This could be from decreased circulation or from thin toenails that allow the color of the nailbed to show thru. Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do you get ingrown toe nails?

Many reasons: It could be from injury it could be from cutting your nails incorrectly, it could be from tight socks or tight shoes. ...Read more

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How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

How do you treat ingrown toe nails?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more