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What does it mean if half my nail is red other half white? Even if i push down on my nail it stays redish light brown. Almost like terry's nails
The red part : Usually the area closer/proximal to your trunk/body is receiving more blood flow than the outer (white) part. I won't worry about it. Go see ur pcp and get checked for blood pressure problems, anemia etc. Take care and enjoy life! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/what-your-nails-say-about-your-health. ...Read more
Nails purple- at bas: These is typical in patient who have insufficient Oxygen exchange in the lungs. "Hypoxia" Has this occurred in the past? Did the general condition deteriorated ? like shortness of breath, weakness, Try not to use nail paint, so if appears again you will detect it easy. You should see a Dr.and have an arterial test " Oxygen Saturation" normal is 95%. at sea level. ...Read more
I have terry nails, but not anemic nor do i have liver issues. And not malnourished. What could this be?
I have terry nails, fatigue and hair loss. I'm only 26, don't drink or take meds/drugs. Is this likely due to bad diet or should I get blood work done?
Have eye floaters, fatigue, low blood pressure, terry's nails and excesive thirst. What can be the problem? Thank you
Vitreous floater: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. This can also reult in a retinal tear or detachment you should see your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). ...Read more
Verticle 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. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of systemic disease, particularly lung disease. You should see you primary care doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help determine what is going on. ...Read more
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