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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Are ridges in your nail a sign of thyroid problem?

Are ridges in your nail a sign of thyroid problem?

Nail change not thyr: Usually fingernail ridges are related to trauma of the nail matrix or bed. This may be of fungal origin. Ocassionaly this may be related to polish or an infection. Pulmonary conditions may have nail changes and skin diseases such as psoriasis or melanoma can cause nail changes. ...Read more

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Does your thyroid cause your finger nails to look bad?

Does your thyroid cause your finger nails to look bad?

It might: Thyroid diseases such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may cause brittle nails or splitting of the nail bed from the nail plate (onycholysis), i must say that nail changes are more commonly associated with hyperthyroidism (graves' disease). ...Read more

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Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! no thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off!  no thyroid problems  and don't think its fungus!

Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal) , or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more

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