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I was told the ridges on my nails are from a protien deficiency, I thought it was because im coeliac B12 deficient. Are they related?

I was told the ridges on my nails are from a protien deficiency, I thought it was because im coeliac B12 deficient. Are they related?

Depends: Ridges running from cuticle to tip are not a problem. Ridges going across the nail from side to side can indicate a problem. Consider seeing an integrative medicine physician or functional medicine physician or nd for comprehensive micronutrient testing. ...Read more

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What causes ridges in fingernails and how can I treat them? Not all of my nails have ridges. Is this a result of a vitamin or mineral deficiency?

What causes ridges in fingernails and how can I treat them? Not all of my nails have ridges. Is this a result of a vitamin or mineral deficiency?

Nail ridges: There are many types of nail findings. Ridges can be a chronic illness, anemia, kidney disease, skin diseases, or arthritis problems the treatment is to cure the illness and the nails will get better. ...Read more

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My 6 year old have ridges and bumps on her nails, is she deficient in something?

My 6 year old have ridges and bumps on her nails, is she deficient in something?

Doubtful: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. They extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail.
If your 6 yr old's fingernails change color or develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiencies affect the nails?

What vitamin deficiencies affect the nails?

See: Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/86490-fingernails-vitamin-deficiencies/ Take care.

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My normally healthy nails which were once pretty long have started to chip and become very brittle? Could it be a sign of deficiency?

My normally healthy nails which were once pretty long have started to chip and become very brittle? Could it be a sign of deficiency?

See your doctor: It could be numerous things: hypothyroidism, fungal infection, vitamin deficiency, so you should get bloodwork done to rule out hypothyroidism and also have it visualized clinically by a doctor's eyes to see whether it could possibly be fungal. Good luck! ...Read more

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What nutrient deficiency causes striation in nails?

What nutrient deficiency causes striation in nails?

Nails: There are many nutrients that might cause nail striations but depends usually on the actual appearance of the change to define reason. For example protein malnutrition can cause bumpy striations, zinc deficiency can cause white marks as can some other factors not related to deficiencies. ...Read more

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My nails grow les. M habitual of bitting them...Is it any deficiency.? If not how can I hav long and strong nails

My nails grow les. M habitual of bitting them...Is it any deficiency.? If not how can I hav long and strong nails

I think...: ...Your question has a built-in answer: biting nails is the problem, stopping nailbiting is the solution. Of deficiencies, iron and vitamin d are the most common, and you may have one or both, but it's unlikely there is any connection to the nail problem. ...Read more

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Might the lack of crescent moon on my nails mean a B12 deficiency?

Might the lack of crescent moon on my nails mean a B12 deficiency?

It might but...: I searched & found sites claiming lack of lunula indicate B12 deficiency but have found no objective evidence to support this- it may be true for some but there is no proof. Others say it means hypothyroidism or poor circulation. I don't think anyone knows for sure! See http://www. Healingwell. Com/community/default. Aspx? F=30&m=1630799 & http://www. Normanallan. Com/med/askdr/finger. Html#moons. ...Read more

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Which kind of vitamin / nutrition deficiencies cause brittle nails?

Which kind of vitamin / nutrition deficiencies cause brittle nails?

Silica: Is the first one I think of. Calcium can be another. There is a supplement called horsetail or hair, skin, and nails that is very helpful for many. See if that helps over three months...If not see your doctor. There is a great micronutrient test called spectracell (www. Spectracell. Com) that may also be helpful to you. ...Read more

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I noticed a single gray line, appearing on my thumb nail, which goes from the tip of the nail to end. Vertically. Could this be a sign of a deficiency?

I noticed a single gray line, appearing on my thumb nail, which goes from the tip of the nail to end. Vertically. Could this be a sign of a deficiency?

Probably benign: The diagnosis that seems to most closely fit with your description (without a picture) is melanonychia striata, which is most common in the thumb. It results from increased melanin deposit in the nail plate. This can be caused by bleeding into the nail plate, a small foreign body, fungal infection or wart, or tumor-like growth of melanocyte. A skilled dermatologist needs to examine it for you. ...Read more

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What nutrient deficiency can cause "dots" on the middle of the finger nails?

What nutrient deficiency can cause "dots" on the middle of the finger nails?

Its Not Proven: It used to be said that the white spots on nails were due to a calcium deficiency but no studies have born this out. ...Read more

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Horizontal white lines across 3 nails appeared two weeks ago. Blood/urine test came back normal. No deficiency. Possible it's stress related?

Horizontal white lines across 3 nails appeared two weeks ago. Blood/urine test came back normal. No deficiency. Possible it's stress related?

Horizontal line nail: If lines are sort of spotty and don't span entire width of the nail, most likely it's due to some minor trauma. These grow out with the nail. If lines span the entire width of the nail, and don't grow with the nail this may be related to a protein deficiency or a number of systemic conditions. The list of possible conditions long. Please have this evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Effect of vitamin b deficiency on nails?

Effect of vitamin b deficiency on nails?

Why worry?: B vitamins are water soluble and if you take too much you can excrete via urine.If you take a multi-vitamin you are good. ...Read more

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Can vitamin deficiency cause nails to pull away from the nail bed?

Can vitamin deficiency cause nails to pull away from the nail bed?

Vitamin deficiency: Yes, consider a and d deficiency as the likely culprit, however, some minerals also could be the cause, as well as metabolic disease. ...Read more

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Thinning nails and hair are an indication of what? A mineral/vitamin deficiency?

Thinning nails and hair are an indication of what? A mineral/vitamin deficiency?

Thinning nails and: Actually, this is to questions, and I show address the thing of nails. Thinning of nails is most often thought to be an age related phenomenon. As we age our nails get sooner and more brittle and well this is most commonly age-related, there are conditions such as thyroid deficiencies which can cause this. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has a lot of white spots on his nails. Is that an indication of vitamin deficiency?

Not necessarily: Some kids and adults have them and nothing is wrong. But do get your kiddo checked to be sure. ...Read more

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For MD: Last few months nails show pits, dents. Parts of nail thin out, tiny cracks where polish gets stuck when I try to remove the nail polish. I also saw pit form when I put nail polish. Causes? Vit./Mineral deficiency? Eczema? Any natural remedy?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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For MD: Last few months nails show pits, dents. Parts of nail thin out, tiny cracks where polish gets stuck when I try to remove the nail polish. I also saw pit form when I put nail polish. Causes? Vit./Mineral deficiency? Eczema? Any natural remedy?

Many: But you will need to see your doctor to check out the potential causes as well as disease conditions such as psoriasis which may be associated with damage to your nails. I presume that you had not been glueing artificial nails to your current nails. ...Read more