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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?

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 more

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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.?

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.?

Hypothyroidism: Please see your physician to assess for hypothyroidism. This will involve checking a blood tests (at least a tsh). Other conditions can cause these signs/symptoms, however, this is the classic presentation you submitted. ...Read more

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What are causes of brittle nails?

What are causes of brittle nails?

Check out this link: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/brittle_nails/symptoms. Htm.

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Why do I have brittle nails?

Why do I have brittle nails?

Brittle nails.: Nails can become brittle underneath false nails, if you find yourself wearing them often. Otherwise, the health of your nails is reflective of your overall nutritional status - vitamins and minerals especially. ...Read more

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What can I do for brittle nails?

Biotin: There are few different formulations of vitamins specifically design to help brittle nails. The main ingredient is biotin. ...Read more

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What can cause dry, brittle nails?

So many reasons: Instead of listing, try biotin it's an oral supplement which will try and reverse the effect. ...Read more

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What minerals am I lacking in my diet to cause brittle nails?

What minerals am I lacking in my diet to cause brittle nails?

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

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Do you know of any effective natural or home remedies for brittle nails?

Do you know of any effective natural or home remedies for brittle nails?

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

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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?

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 more

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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

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If I have brittle nails do I have hypothyroidism?

If I have brittle nails do I have hypothyroidism?

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

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How do I get dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

How do I get dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

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

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Does gelatin help for brittle nails? Risk of mad cow?

Not much: Biotin works much better and can be purchased otc. ...Read more

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What can cause brittle nails and hair to fall out easily?

Low thyroid,: Protein deficiency, low thyroid or lack of enzymes in stomach can lead to brittle nails. Test for thyroid, and iron levels are indicated. If normal, a trial of digestive enzymes may be helpful. See dermatologist for examination, history and blood tests. ...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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Can weak, brittle nails be related to pcos?

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 more

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Can celiac disease be the cause of dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

Yes: If not treated, celiac disease can cause malabsorption, iron and other micro/macro nutrient deficiencies. Dry skin / brittle nails and limp hairs are all clinical symptoms of malnutrition. ...Read more