Fingernail problems vitamin deficiency

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Avatar f tn Have you been checked for vitamin deficiency?
Avatar n tn 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...
Avatar n tn 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).
Avatar m tn 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.
681148 tn?1437665191 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Lots of rule-outs here, but they include–Adrenal gland problems, calcium deficiency, chronic fatigue, chronic inflammation, iron deficiency, poor digestion/absorption in the small intestine, Vitamin A deficiency, yeast and other fungi. Red Bands: Allergies, liver overload, inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Avatar f tn If you do have small amounts of the antithyroglobulin antibody in your blood, this may indicate the presence of certain health problems, including: thyroid cancer type 1 diabetes rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your joints pernicious anemia, a decrease in red blood cells (RBC) caused by a vitamin B-12 deficiency collagen vascular diseases, automimmune diseases that affect collagen, a connective tissue in the body; examples include rheumatoid arthrit
Avatar n tn -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.
Avatar f tn It's an absobic acid defiency or vitamin C deficiency, called scurvy . The cure 2000 mg of vitamin c 3 times a day for a month. U will notice a difference in a matter of days.. I also soaked in vitamin c. All my hair , eyelashes, eyebrows even pubic hair came out.I had 7 eye surgeries, 2 nose surgeries, the and an abundance of dental work.. it was on my teeth and even in my ears and navel. I will warn you, you have no idea how bad it is until it starts to go away..
745313 tn?1323145898 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?...
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn It is true that people with Sjogren's run a higher risk of developing Lymphoma, but they run a much higher risk if they are Vitamin D deficient. So if you have a Vit D deficiency, it should be corrected with prescription Vit D. You want the level to be at least 40. Many people with Sjogren's as well as many with Hep C are Vitamin D deficient so the chances of you being deficient are pretty good. Your risk for Lymphoma will be reduced if you are not Vit D deficient.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.