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Doctor insights on: Nutrient Deficiency Cause Finger Nails

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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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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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What causes rippled finger nails?

Your health status: Are the ripples longitudinal along the length of the nail or horizontal across the nails - also called mees lines. These can occur in a variety of medical conditions. In fact textbooks have been written on nail changes and the relationship to diseases. To answer your question will depend on your health status as the appearance of your nails may be related to your health status. ...Read more

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What causes the deep ridges in my finger nails?

Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges 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. ...Read more

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What would cause ridges in your finger nails?

What would cause ridges in your finger nails?

Psoriasis!: Certainly many causes, but psoriasis of the nails is most common. The london criteria for psoriasis allow the diagnosis my finding characteristic ridging (horizontal), pitting, onychollysis in five of ten nails in the hands, without skin lesions being identified. Vertical ridging is not specific at all. Psoriasis is commonly associated with arthritis. ...Read more

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What can ridges on my finger nails be caused from?

What can ridges on my finger nails be caused from?

Finger Nail abnormal: Ridges on one's finger nails are often related to smoking. This damage to tissue is a late symptoms of prolonged lung damage and can even be a sign that one is developing emphysema. There are other rare reasons for this. But this is the most common reason i know. If you do not smoke or have never smoked then a good dermatologist may be able to help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What causes groves in finger nails?

What causes groves in finger nails?

Need more info: There are different reasons why groves occur. It would help to have your family physician examine your nails. But I'll name a few things that can occur; trauma, psoriasis and congenital formation. These are all "out of the box" possibilities but in reality the chances of something really serious is remote. ...Read more

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What causes my finger nails to look purplel?

What causes my finger nails to look purplel?

Purple nails: Likely from poor circulation. Could be a condition called raynaud's phenomenon which affects as many as 8% of the population. ...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