Fingernail problems vitamin deficiency

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Have you been checked for vitamin deficiency?
I had a pretty significant vitamin B deficiency causing megaloblastic anemia and required shots weekly for several months...Also, I have had problems with highs and lows of calcium, iron, and magnesium...I had a hair analysis done which revealed no heavy metal toxicities, but a deficiency in molybnium (? sp), copper, and nickle...and of course, low ferritin (showed in blood tests too)...My doc believes I have a borderline malabsorption problem and a low intrinsic factor...Something inherited...
Psychiatric and neurological are symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency. It is unclear why vitamin B12 deficiency leads to prominent neuro-psychological symptoms in some patients and not in others however. My psychiatric symptoms included depression, irritability, paranoia, mania, psychosis, self harm thoughts, apathy, memory loss (mid stages of dementia), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
My reasons include vitamin B12 deficiency and acanthosis nigricans (due to severe insulin resistance). There isn't any redness involved with acanthosis nigricans though. My mother no longer suffers severe GERD/LPR since stopping acid blocker nexium and starting betaine HCI with pepsin supplements (to increase stomach acid) and digestive enzyme supplements (to help with digestion). She also has a hiatus hernia but these supplements still prevent acid reflux.
I discovered some shallow pits in another fingernail. I think it's something else, and not lactose deficiency. Besides, lactose deficiency doesn't make much sense or I would have had this happening a long time ago, like over a decade ago.
Anyhow, the way I remember what I read is, it has something to do with either a vitamin deficiency and/or a hormone release problem. Sorry I cannot recall the details of the article. My suggestion, therefore, would be to change up what she's eating somehow, and of course also have a doctor draw some blood and check her vitamin, mineral, omega fat, and electrolyte levels, as well as glandular output from the adrenals and pituitary and so forth.
Have the doc run a liver function test to check this out. Chronic low ferritin may indicate chronic anemia, which may indicated vitamin B12 problems. Talk to the doc about adding B12 and folic acid to your son's diet. Another reason to "lose" iron in the body is chronic low level carbon monoxide poisoning. If your son gets worse in the Winter and better in the Spring, get a carbon monoxide alarm.
There may be a genetic issue involved. Take a quality multi vitamin every day. Sometimes vitamin deficiency may cause thius. The problem is often complex because people may get the vitamins, but have a disorder that prevents them from utilizing them. I would take a vitamin K supplement and see if this helps. Lack of vitamin K could be the problem. I assume you have had a PTT clotting test. Inappropriate intake of some vitamins (particuliarly E) can cause this problem.
You need to consult a neurologist for checking you for vitamin b complex, D deficiency, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus and cervical spine disc issues like herniation and degeneration. Certain blood testing and MRI spine would be required to aid in diagnosis. Hope these help in diagnosis. Your doctor may be required to rule out multiple sclerosis also. MS is a chronic demyelinating disorder where the disease phase is characterized by active phase and remissions.
I had terrible adrenal fatigue - in my case due to severe vitamin B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism - and could not handle ANY stress. An old term for this condition is a "nervous breakdown." Doesn't sound like you have any problems with the adrenals at least. I did have unexplained heart rhythm issues myself (went up to 250 or 300 bpm) and finally figured out I had a severe magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency is a cause of high blood pressure as well.
-you being in Rome the same month I began to get sick -compatible symptoms -alteration of the C3 (high for me, low for you) were all mere coincidences.
I learned that large doses of vitamin E could hold back the symptoms from worsening if not cure the problems. I now eat 500 mg vitamin E in the morning and the same at night. Vitamin E in large doses is laxative but my stomach gradually got used to an increasing dose. I also take a small gulp of oil and vitamin C together with the vitamin E. This is said to help the body to take up all the vitamin E. Soon after I started this treatment my nails started to grow out normally.
3. Assess for impaired nutritional status and/or vitamin deficiency. 4. Recommend that patients protect weak, breakable nails; for example, by limiting the time hands are in water, and wearing gloves for dishwashing and gardening. 5. Recommend nail strengtheners (eg, Knox gelatin), clear-coat polish, and liquid gel to help decrease splitting and breakage. 6. Treat psoriasis if that is the etiology. 7. Refer to dermatologist in the event of progressive nail loss, bleeding, or infection.
With the peripheral neuropathy, while I think it may be problem for some with dysautonomia, did they also rule out vitamin B 12 deficiency and check you for MGUS or multiple myeloma? With dysautonomia, some have issues with being cold, vision issues can come with orthostatic intolerance and/or with migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, flushing, migraines, etc. (see private message). I think you need to get to a center that specializes in dysautonomia.
you might show a defiency and that can give them a clue that you need more, but I don't think any of this is a definitive science, because some people need more of a vitamin than others, And some people can utilize a vitamin better then others...I think they can tell more if something registers as very defiecient, etc. but I sure wouldn't worry that a person registered as having a little more than normal because what are the norms? do they apply to everyone uniformly?...
I honestly think this is a form of sensory nerve damage, most likely from a vitamin/mineral deficiency. I think it seems likely as well as many people on here are women who said symptoms were worse when breastfeeding, as it is common to lose nutrients during this process. I think the most important thing is to keep your head, remember to laugh (as this helps the parasympathetic nervous system) and see a good naturopathic doctor.
Taurate, Glycinate, and Citrate (can be laxitative -- take with food.) Generally, the Magnesium, B Complex Vitamins as well, help your body deal with stress and stabilize stress hormones. These hormones cause skin inflammations, so the nutrients can help reduce this.
It was normal, but I haven't had any other hormone or Vitamin deficiency tests done that I'm aware of. I'll also look into getting some B complex vitamin's, anything that might help, and it sure couldn't hurt. It's also been awhile since I've had my blood sugar checked, probably over a year, I don't remember them doing that test during this last stint with the gallbladder.
I am planning to take Vitamin B12 as I have heard that nail changes like that can be due to vitamin deficiency, although I was tested for all sorts including deficiencies when I had my bloods taken. I've had (as far as I know, I may have had more) Full Blood Count or CBC, Serum levels - Calcium, ALbumin, Bilirubin, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium.
This has got to be due to a vitamin C with Bioflavinoids deficiency! Aspirin depletes vitamin C and so does stress and many other things. You need a good multi vitamin and mineral plus at least 1000 mg. vitamin C plus bioflavinoids. The Bioflavinoids help keep the veins and arteries strong.
I've had severe adrenal fatigue from severe vitamin B12 deficiency and again a few years later from a Hashimoto's thyroiditis flare up. At my worst, my pupils fluctuated every second (maybe even quicker than that) and my white line test showed over a 2 inch white line on my belly. It took 18 months for the white line test to show a normal result. When you mess with the axis.... :) From adrenal fatigue recovery...
5000 iu of vitamin D is not at all high, especially if you have been tested and found to be deficient. To cure my itchy leg problem I took a lot more than that, just for a few weeks, and to remain itch-free I now take 10,000 iu a day together with a vitamin K capsule, as well as getting out in the sun when I can. I recommend you Google vitamin D, as I did, and also people like Jeff Bowles, Michael F Holick and Dr Mercola, and read the beginning of each of their books for free on Amazon.
After trying many things, I finally read a post on medhelp about a Vitamin C deficiency that a lady had and after taking a large dose of it, her symptoms were gone. So I figured I had nothing to lose and tried it-I think I took about 2,000cc. I could NOT believe that my fissure was gone the very next morning after suffering for a whole year!! Crazy. Then I used Raw Shea Butter for the redness and itching and within two days it was completely gone also.
OM Gosh!! I seem to have the exact same symptoms! I have a small dime/nickel sized reddish, dry, irritated spot on the right side of my cheek btw my mouth and my nose. It's recurring! It'll go away then return, it seems like, every month or so. It starts out a dry reddish patch then gets flaky/scaly & when I mess with it it's irritated & burns a bit.
That being said, I used to take lysine as well, I believe it was 1000 mg a day, along with 1000 mg of vitamin C. I do have a Valtrex prescription for backup, but rarely have to use it. I haven't used anything (needed to) for a long time, knock on wood. I've had sun exposure recenty and am not feeling well, so I decided to update my knowledge; research the amount of lysine I needed to take, etc, and found this site.
I never had these kind of problems till the tube was put into my ear, thats why i found the allergy thing interesting.. Maybe im allergic to something in the tube.. Oh, and its also my left ear.. No problems with my right ear at all that has NO tube in it.. Anyone else have a tube in the ear that is the problem ear??
A biopsy is different from a culture in an apropriate media. For myself, It's hard to believe that after 50 yrs of having no skin problems something just shows up due to ? and because of being in a particular area and spreading down the thumb slowly I tend to think is some bug rather than stress. I am trying and learning whatever I can.
I have had a few extremely tiny little red specks crop up on my arms and legs but I am thinking that is maybe getting older or a guy at the health food store it was possibly a vitamin B deficiency. Noone can really see them unless they get out a magnifying glass of course, but they do see what I am talking about after they strain their eyes! I am not so concerned about the itty bitty red dots though- broken capillaries apparently.
I am nursing a baby and my diet isn't the best it has been in the past so I started taking a vitamin thinking it was a deficiency and that doesn't work either. I think I'll get the patch test done.
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