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Why Is My Fingernail Collapsing
There's a dent in the middle of my fingernail, it almost looks like it collapsed, its the best I could describe it. What could this be?
Trauma vs inflam'n: Indentation in the nail plate is generally caused by injury to the nail matrix, which sits under the skin where the nail grows out (opposite end to the free edge of the nail called proximal nail fold). So, either trauma (ie from picking) or inflammation (ie chronic eczema, or psoriasis) can cause nail plate abnormality. To avoid permanent scarring, see your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more
Cause of AKI: Acute renal failure or acute kidney injury (AKI) can be due to several causes including severe dehydration, bleeding, intake of nephrotoxins (medications or chemicals), obstruction of urine flow from both kidneys (e.g. enlarged prostate, retroperitoneal fibrosis), acute inflammation of kidneys (i.e. glomerulonephritis), infection of the kidneys (i.e. pyelonephritis), and much more. ...Read more
Many things: Chesk for nerulolgial problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many diff things: Could range from just being out of shape to a serious heart condition. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Dehydration: If one collapses from dehydration, one is severely dehydrated and won't wake up without intravenous fluid administration. Collapsing is a sign of severe volume depletion causing a low BP which is what caused the collapse. Once one has that low a BP, waking up is not possible without fluids being administered. ...Read more
Sometimes I lose my balance, collapse, and knock my head. This has resulted in many injuries. What should I do?
See your doctor: You need a full neurological and cardiac workup, including balance testing. ...Read more
What can I do to reduce this anxiety and anguish that has built up over the years? I feel like I'm close to having a mental collapse.
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Collapse: Collapse = rapid prostration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common source is bleb or bullous disease of the lung. Imagine an overinflated balloon ready to pop. Something causes it to have increased pressure and air then leaks out to cause the lung to collapse. Other reasons can include cancer and bad emphysema. ...Read more
Eventually but: Your lungs have to heal first! After healing exercise can usually be readily be resumed. .. unless your exercise involves SCUBA diving or summiting one of the 8km peaks of the world. Nonetheless why not review this with your treating physician about optimally timing. ...Read more
Perhaps: 'collapse' of a sinus cavity may happen from bony trauma (e.g. Frontal bone trauma or maxillary cheek trauma). 'collapse' can also mean bony contraction of a sinus cavity over time for different reasons (bony inflammation from previous infection or surgery; silent sinus syndrome, bony tumor). If there are questions, you can see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: There are many different ways you could collapse if you don't drink enough water. Some of the reasons are more dangerous than others. You should be seen by a doctor, if you collapse for any reason, don't assume it's simply from not enough water. ...Read more
Yes and No: Depending on when, the severity, the mechanism of how your lungs collapse exercise may not be permitted immediately. I would see your doctor that diagnosed you with collapsed lungs and get clearance from them. Good luck. ...Read more
Could be dangerous: If there is a pneumothorax and it is large or you are having symptoms, that can be a medical emergency. If there is "atelectasis, " meaning the lung is full of mucus or being compressed, then that is typically not an emergency. Both of these conditions can be referred to as lung collapse. To answer further, more information is needed. ...Read more
I am recovering from collapse lungs which happen in june, l am planning to travel in december, would you recommend it pls advice, tkd?
Collapsed lung: I need to know the cause for your collapsed lung before answering. ...Read more
Yes: Vaasovagal syncope or fainting spell is very common in people when they don't know how to deal with certain situations. If there is no other medical problem found is likely that "collapse" could be caused by the depression. Also if the depressed don't eat right may develop hypogycemias or dehydration contributing to the collapse. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: When you say "lines" it is difficult to say as there are many types of lines. The most common lines seen are longitudinal (running along the length of the nail). More specifically, longitudinal melanonychia means dark lines along the nails. This can be variant of normal, particularly in persons with dark skin. However, any new line of pigmentation should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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