Fingernails iron

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Hello, White nails(leuconychia) can be due to a lack of iron or zinc in his diet.Try giving him iron and multimineral supplements for some days and see if the symptoms persist. Is he having any other sign or symptom? If the symptoms persist then liver diseases and kidney disorders have to be ruled out.Pls consult a physician in that case. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how your son is doing or if you have any additional doubts.
I'm a 50 year old woman and my fingernails have begun to curl as they get longer?
dear dr hope my question find you well i have been experiencing some changes in my fingernails,the first three fingers of each hand are having a slight pitting and my fingers are showing some slight ridges,i am far from home,and i need some help, no changes in colors and there is no nail craking, the ridges are barely noticible in the sun but the pitting are like the needle head and each finger is pitted slightely like three hole in each finger, kindly tell me do i need to travel home urge
A zinc deficiency can cause white or light yellow spots on the fingernails.
One and a half month ago, I overexercised (went running a lot more than I was used to) and when I finished, my fingernails were purple/blue. Since then, they have remained purple. A week after that I started developing many other symptoms which I'm quite sure have to do something with that. I went through several tests including EKG, echocardiogram, xray, spirometry, CT scan and blood work. All came back normal. My fingernails had never changed their colour before that incident.
By waves do you mean horizontal indentations? I'm not sure if I'm right about this, but it might be iron deficiency(again, I'm not sure). Type in your symptoms on the internet and see what it says - and of course, see a doctor and see what he thinks. Maybe he'll run some bloodwork for you. Good luck finding answers.
hi today my hands are cold and my fingernails have just the slightest tint of blue to them i am also weak (my thyroid is getting pretty low t4 ) but i get this weakness a lot i checked my bp and it was fine 120/74 heart rate is steady no pain or anything, my lips are not blue - i called the endo and she said low thyroid would not do this so not to worry, i was wondering if anyone else had this? i know we have a lot of symptoms that the docs do not recognize so.....
I'm a 51 yr old caucasian female and my fingernails have a tendency the curl over as they grow out. This has been happening regularly for quite a few years. If I've had my hands in water, they straighten out until they have dried, then curl again. I've been told it might be a vitamin deficiency. Can you help?
It would be helpful if someone could refresh my memory on which deficiency this could be, so I can ask my doctor about it. Does iron deficiency cause any of this? I have had iron deficiency anemia more than once and suspect I have that again, but I'm wondering what else is likely the cause of these unusual nail conditions. Well, unusual for me anyway. Last night I discovered some shallow pitting in another fingernail if that helps further in trying to figure out this mystery.
My last iron level was 21 with feratin at 4 I retested today by my own request after noticing my fingernails were blue. My iron was as low as 8 before I started iron supplements I am also taking b12 and vitamin c to help with absorbsion which was recommended by my husband a as a dentist who has some medical knowledge. I have undergone a colonoscopy, x-rays of my hip ( right hip pain), and an ultrasound all of the following test were normal offering no answers. I don't know what else to do!
I have been having a strange problem with my fingernails for a while now. I began noticing it about 3 months ago, mainly starting on the ring finger of my left hand, but since then it has spread to pretty much all of my nails in varying degrees.
It would be helpful if someone could refresh my memory on which deficiency this could be, so I can ask my doctor about it. Does iron deficiency cause any of this? I have had iron deficiency anemia more than once and suspect I have that again, but I'm wondering what else is likely the cause of these unusual nail conditions. Well, unusual for me anyway.
I have question for the community here, seeking responses asap concerning my fingernail situation. My fingernails are very brittle and chip easily and sometimes they can be a little soft different times of the year. I have had several individuals who are all women said to use a nail hardener or strengthener on them. With me being a man I am a little reluctant, about it. They mentioned Sally Hansen, is it visible on nails? Do men use such a product?
I used to bite my fingernails, and one of my teachers warned me that my fingernails would start growing up instead of straight out and over the ridge of my finger. Well, I think that's happened. My nails seem to bend upward as they grow, away from my finger beds. It looks rather funny and I file my nails down as often as possible to make it look as best as it can. Is there any way to remedy this problem? Can fingernails be trained to grow downward?
A normal metabolism for iron refrains from absorbing more than the daily need. One milligram of iron is lost daily through hair, fingernails, dead skin cells and other detritus. The average daily loss for menstruating woman is one and half milligrams. That one or one and a half is the daily need despite outdated levels recommended by the governmental agencies. 3. Body damage from iron injury is entirely preventable. Treatment is completely benign.
I also have pretty low iron levels and will be starting my iron supplement today. I notice once in a while I get slightly blue fingernails, but it comes and goes, which is common in anemia. With my anxiety every symptom I have is intensified which really *****! I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow, and I have my first ultrasound Tuesday! I also suspect that it may be twins as they run in the family (both sides) and because I have extreme symptoms.
) For the last month I've been taking an iron supplement (18mg) and drinking a spinach smoothy (4 large handfulls of spinach) everyday for the past 2 weeks. I recently had my blood work done and my B12 went up to 500 which was great, but my ferritin serum dropped to 18 (the norm for the minimum level is 11) so I'm low borderline normal. My iron serum was high (outside the normal range on the high end). What does this mean?
A normal metabolism for iron refrains from absorbing more than the daily need. One milligram of iron is lost daily through hair, fingernails, dead skin cells and other detritus. The average daily loss for menstruating woman is one and half milligrams. That one or one and a half is the daily need despite outdated levels recommended by the governmental agencies. 3. Body damage from iron injury is entirely preventable. Treatment is completely benign.
I have found out about psoriatic nails, found in people with psoriasis, and ridges and peeling in your finger or toenails has to do with iron. High iron manifests in skin problems, and psoriasis is common in iron disorders. Google it with typing in peeling toenails or fingernails. Here is a link.
Also, could be a result of vitamin deficiency, one of which is the B vitamins. I can see maybe iron deficiency, since iron causes me so much trouble. Although I have heard there is an iron that doesn't result in constipation, but I don't know what kind of iron that would be. Well, at least it gives me something to think about, thanks.
that a fingernail with raised ridges, thin, and curved inward has an association with iron deficiency anemia.
Is this the right place for a question about fingernails? They are changing, getting striations and flattening out across the tops. Any ideas why? Or where I could look for further info? Thanks!
Fatigue is also early sign of iron overload. Docs not screening for this and doing wrong tests, or not suspecting the early signs of iron overload. Look up the symptoms associated with this condition, It can come from many sources, but if you have the genetic form of iron overload, called hereditary hemochromatosis, you are predisposed to storing iron from birth. Majority don't know about this until late in life.
Nutritional deficiencies that show up in the fingernails usually are in both hands and in at least 2-3 fingernails. For example, spoon shaped finger nails that can hold a drop of water. This is called the "water drop test" may indicate an iron deficiency; this has been seen in iron deficient patients on dialysis. White spotting in several nails, both hands may indicate a zinc deficiency.
i get them all the time and my Dr said before its lack of iron, there should be iron in your pre-natal vitamin but you may want to consider a liquid form of iron ( I get mine at the health food store) its easier for the body to absorb. I have never had an issue with this but iron can make you constipated. I would take dha to counter act that, also something that I take. I take the expectant mothers pill, 2 a day and have never had poop issues. Both are very important in pregancy!
i=833389 If you google curved fingernails you will get alot of info.I have several nails that curve downwards at the ends.
It may be transferred to other sites from the nostrils via the fingernails. Tiny nicks or grazes or something rubbing against the skin can innoculate the Staph. germ into the wall of a hair follicle and form a boil. This usually goes on to run its usual course of about 10 days. Although most people with boils are otherwise healthy, boils are sometimes related to immune deficiency, anemia, and diabetes or iron deficiency. It is important that you wash your hands regularly.
It's best to avoid taking an iron supplement, however, unless directed by your physician. Taking iron supplements without medical supervision is potentially dangerous, especially for children; iron supplements also can cause constipation. So what's the best course of action? Look to your kitchen. Home Remedy Treatments for Anemia General malaise as well as some more frightening symptoms of anemia like a swollen tongue, and ringing in the ears, could be signs of the illness.
Not sure if it helped the hair loss or not, but it helped my fingernails. I finally discontinued the MTX ~1 month ago . About 1 week after stopping MTX, I stopped my folinic acid and my hair loss seems to be worse and also my nails are splitting and my tongue is sore. ( I also had 2 Remicaid infusions 2 months ago in August and 1 week of Arava in May and am on Plaquenil (past 4 months and for awhile in the past).
My hemoglobin (normal is 12-14) was at 3. I had blue fingernails and numb fingertips, thought it was just the cold. My heart had been working extra hard trying to pump red blood that wasnt there. After the first transfusion, the palpitations stopped. Thank God an alert lab stopped and called my dtr immediately upon seeing the numbers. I am no longer breathless today, no palpitations, good color in fingernails and face, etc.
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