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Doctor insights on: Unhealthy Nails

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White nails unhealthy?

White nails unhealthy?

Not automatically: Some nails are whiteish from physical damage, other times it can be fungal and possibly posiriatic in nature. Have it examined to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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When finger nail appears thin and rough, is it a sign of unhealthy which shows some problems of internal organ?

When finger nail appears thin and rough, is it a sign of unhealthy which shows some problems of internal organ?

Possibly: Changes in you nails can indicate internal problems, however more likely causes include fungal infections or vitamin deficiency. Consider biotin to strengthen the nails. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, heavy heart, low iron, weak nails&teeth, easy scarring, unhealthy gums, trembling, white tongue, also some IBS type symptoms?

Heart palpitations, heavy heart, low iron, weak nails&teeth, easy scarring, unhealthy gums, trembling, white tongue, also some IBS type symptoms?

Your a mess: For starters you should have a nutritional workup done...Go to natdent.Com take the symptom survey this will give you some sense as to your main problems...You are to acidic and need nurtients if you like email me the results of that test at zeines @aol.Com. ...Read more

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Black strips on nails?

Black strips: Splinter hemorhages are the most common then followed by melanonychia. ...Read more

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How fast do nails grow?

How fast do nails grow?

3-12 months: Fingernails typically grow out completely in 3-6 months and toenails in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

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

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Why do my nails grow down?

Why do my nails grow down?

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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What do ridged nails mean?

What do ridged nails mean?

Maybe normal but...: Nail ridges (vertical) are frequently normal, but horizontal ridging may suggest psoriasis, which may olny appear on the nails. If concerned, see your pcp, dermatologist, or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more