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Doctor insights on: What Causes Horizontal Ridges In Fingernails Mineral Deficiency

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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

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)

Yes: Low zinc levels, low magnesium levels as well a deficiencies in vitamins c, b2, and b6. Along with low essential fatty acids can be associated to eczema. Do not forget the strong hereditary and allergic component. ...Read more

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Can mineral deficiency cause artherosclerosis or the converse (overdose) is true?

Can mineral deficiency cause artherosclerosis or the converse (overdose) is true?

Yes and yes: Atherosclerosis is a complex problem.The main cause is inflammation.Chromium deficiency increases blood sugar which increases risk. Copper & zinc are needed for healthy blood vessels.Selenium is a protective antioxidant.Research shows calcium supplements increase atherosclerosis. Vitamins prevent too: http://drrandybaker.Com/2012/11/11/vitamins-really-do-prevent-heart-disease-beware-of-bad-studies. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin or mineral deficiency that can cause problems with one's focus?

Is there a vitamin or mineral deficiency that can cause problems with one's focus?

Yes ...: When using nutrients, one has to be careful of not overloading the body. Elevated copper can increase hyperactivity, oxidative stress and stress zinc requirements. The wrong kind of folate (folic acid) for those with mthfr mutations can also affect mental wellness. If there is a specific condition you are treating it is best to do so under guidance. Also, add one supplement at a time to assess effects. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

No: Although vitamin deficiencies can cause peripheral nerve disorders, especially B-1 and B-12, the pain and pattern of sciatica is due invariably to nerve compression at root level in lumbosacral cistern or in passage through pyriformis muscle group. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin/mineral deficiency cause tingling in your fingers?

Can a vitamin/mineral deficiency cause tingling in your fingers?

Yes: Vitamin b 12 deficiency, as well as hypothyroidism and diabetes can cause this. Get labs drawn and perhaps a nerve conduction study to determine if it is coming from a cervical spine injury. ...Read more

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Hi.Which vit/mineral deficiency is most likely to cause bones to pop?I recently changed to veganism but have a very good diet.Vit d and iron i get.Thx

Hi.Which vit/mineral deficiency is most likely to cause bones to pop?I recently changed to veganism but have a very good diet.Vit d and iron i get.Thx

Seek another cause: The vast majority of diseases, symptoms and non-disease findings (such as popping joints) have nothing to do with nutritional status, though a person might not guess this from reading supplement ads on the internet. Many people notice a few joints become a bit looser and more prone to pop as we get older and our tissues lose some of their elasticity. ...Read more

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What are common vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases?

Depends: In an average person taking a mixed diet no vitamin deficiencies are expected. The common vitamin deficiency in the US is vitamin D insufficiency. Alcoholics usually have vitamin B deficiency, especially thiamine. Many food stuffs in the US have vitamin added, e.g. with folic acid. Vegans are at of risk of B12 and vitamin D deficiency. A person not taking any fruits or vegs could lack vitamin C ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more