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Doctor insights on: Splitting Peeling Nails From A Vitamin Deficiency

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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

Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Which vitamins benefit my nails?

Which vitamins benefit my nails?

Biotin: Biotin especially at 3000mg daily is great for hair skin and nails. ...Read more

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Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...

Toenails are separating from nail bed, and hair falls out in large amounts, cause? No fungus, no TSH deficiency, no vitamin deficiency...

Toenails: I don't know of a link between nail bed issues and hair loss. However I think it is important for you to have your doctor refer you to podiatrist (foot doctor) while your doctor is looking into you hair loss. ...Read more

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6 year old boy has thin splitting finger nails and toe nails, and teeth are decaying. Is there a vitamin deficiency?

6 year old boy has thin splitting finger nails and toe nails, and teeth are decaying.  Is there a vitamin deficiency?

Syndrome: There a number of syndromes with these signs. See a dermatologist and your dentist. Have them consult with each other. ...Read more

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Is my daily canker sores a result of vitamin deficiency or my tooth paste?

Is my daily canker sores a result of vitamin deficiency or my tooth paste?

Possibly: It's possible. There are many chemicals and flavorings in toothpastes that can irritate tissue and trigger an ulceration. Vitamin deficiency may play a role as well. Stress and genetics are also major factors. Try a diff. Toothpaste with less flavorings, whitening and tartar control agents. Also remove and mouth rinses that may have alcohol in them. Work with your dentist to find the cause. ...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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I have grey skin in palms of hands. Is this a vitamin deficiency?

I have grey skin in palms of hands. Is this a vitamin deficiency?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin d deficiency or copper deficiency contribute to hair loss? My hair suddenly changed texture (became very thin and dry) and falls out.

Can a vitamin d deficiency or copper deficiency contribute to hair loss? My hair suddenly changed texture (became very thin and dry) and falls out.

Hair loss and vit D: A lot of things can contribute to hair loss. The vast majority of us are deficient in vitamin d, so it is not a major contributor to hair loss. When i treat hair loss, i try to correct all the things that are correctable. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have you heard of Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails causing an allergic skin reaction (could it be from the biotin or hyaluronic acid)?

Have you heard of Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails causing an allergic skin reaction (could it be from the biotin or hyaluronic acid)?

Could be anything: One could be allergic to anything. This product contains more than just biotin and hyaluronic acid. You could also be sensitive to inert/filler ingredients. And it's possible you have a concidental skin problem unrelated to this product. Stop taking it, and see if your skin condition resolves. Then try again, see if it comes back. But if it's true allergy, you might have worse than just a rash! ...Read more

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Vertical ridges on nails and sign of low magnesium?

Vertical ridges on nails and sign of low magnesium?

Nail ridges: Vertical ridges on the nails -- meaning they run from the cuticle to the tip of the nail -- are normal. They become more common with age. http://tinyurl.com/mje8xmn magnesium deficiency can sometimes be associated with soft or brittle nails, though. It's horizontal ridges (across the nail's width) that can be more indicative of various illnesses. ...Read more

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My crown hair is very weak and thinning but eating b complex vitamin my hair get thickening which vitamin is important b1,b2,folic acid,niacin,biotin?

My crown hair is very weak and thinning but eating b complex vitamin my hair get thickening which vitamin is important b1,b2,folic acid,niacin,biotin?

All important: It is a combination of vitamins that aids in maintaining health of hair and nails. The main active vitamin is the biotin. Biotin is known to strengthen and improve hair and hair growth. ...Read more

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What causes horizontal ridges in fingernails? Mineral deficiency?

What causes horizontal ridges in fingernails? Mineral deficiency?

Protein deficiency: Malnutrition with low protein intake or chronic illnesses that cause consumption of body reserves lead to poor nail quality with horizontal ridges marking when it occurred chronologically. ...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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Are yellow fingertips a symptom of an iron deficiency?

Are yellow fingertips a symptom of an iron deficiency?

No: Only a blood test for fe levels will determine that. If iron deficiency is causing anemia, there are various signs on physical exam to look for anemia. ...Read more

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