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Symptoms Of Onychorrhexis
Just started on synthroid (thyroxine) (finally!!!) how long before symptoms improve (cold intolerance, brittle nails, hair falling out, constipation? What side effects should I watch for or expect? How long before dose increase?
I usually advise: My thyroid patients that it may be SEVERAl WEEKS for them to notice a "difference" and THAT is when I re-check the tests at 2 weeks to begin with! The "cold intolerance " is usually the first to "respond" BE PATIENT!!! It may take several visits before your problem is "sorted out" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have brittle nails, no libido, thin hair, cannot lose weight, frequent headaches, gassiness, and strong pam's symptoms. Any ideas what could be wrong?
Add. Symptoms-basal temp 96.9, exc. Hairloss/breakage, cold intol., low energy, weight gain, brain fog, dry skin, brittle nails, headaches, irrit. Bowel, moody.?
Yes: Biotin I usually recommend appearx brand.Get a more detailed answer ›
None: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause and genadur is a medication that will help. ...Read more
Biotin: Biotin (available at many pharmacies and most health food stores) will strengthen nails; about 5000 units/day should do it. Also, nail polish will protect your nails and helps prevent a recurrence of the brittle condition. Avoiding excessive contact with soap and water, and harsh chemicals, helps too. ...Read more
Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?
Rough dirty nails: The roughness more then the brittleness of the nails is probably why they are collecting dirt. Ensure that you are getting adequate protein in your diet, and eat gelatin to help thicken your nails. In the short run, use a thick lotion or petrolatum on your fingertips to fill in the gaps and prevent accumulation of dirt prior to working in soiled environments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brittle nails get dirty always although kept short. Are their being thin & soft make dirt easily attach to them? What could be the problem & what to do?
Possible: But improbable that you have a thyroid problem if this is your only complaint. Are you eating your 5 servings of dairy that you require at this age for the calcium? Talk to your doc as there is no other history or other information given here. Sometimes people just don't have the greatest nails! ...Read more
Quite a leap: Brittle nails is one sign of hypothyroidism, but it's also a sign of washing too many dishes, which is a lot more common. People with low thyroid function exhibit lots of other signs and symptoms too, such as fatigue, thickened skin, hair loss, etc, etc. If you really have reason to suspect that you have hypothyroidism, see a doctor and get a blood test. ...Read more
Yes: The small intestine is damaged in celiac disease by the body's autoimmune reaction to gluten. This creates malabsorption of vitamins which can cause dry skin, brittle nails, and limp hair. However, hypothyroidism can also cause similar symptoms. Consider discussing this with your doctor for appropriate testing work-up. ...Read more
Not much: Biotin works much better and can be purchased otc. ...Read more
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
Probably not: Do you wash your hands alot? Are you nails always covered with polish? Do you ear rubber gloves when cleaning and doing dishes? All can contribute to brittle nails. Moisturize around your cuticles with a cream or Aquaphor. Do not use your nails as "tools" ie opening up a nut shell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer