Ridges fingernails vitamin deficiency

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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 m tn Distorted nails can also be due to fungal infection, hardening of the arteries and vitamin deficiency. the other possibility is of koilonychia. It is an abnormal shape of the fingernail. The nail has raised ridges and is thin and curved inward. This disorder is associated with iron deficiency anemia. The other possibility which can present with nail pitting as well thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin is psoriasis.
Avatar f tn This sounds like a possible nutritional deficiency. Do you have ridges that run across your fingernails? In any case, mention this to your dr at your next visit because our hair and nails are a direct reflection of our nutrition status.
Avatar n tn That is one of the better sites I have seen for fingernails, thanks for posting. That site suggested that vertical ridges could indicate disorders as simple as iron deficiency, poor absorption of vitamins and nutrients, overall poor health. 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
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 f tn Hi, This may be an indication of an underlying deficiency, infection or discoloration due to injury. Many vitamin deficiencies cause ridges on fingernails, as the body's production of the materials in the nail is interrupted. Eating a healthier diet and supplementing with vitamins can help clear up the ridges.
Avatar n tn Metabolic listed as one cause, vitamin deficiency, but rule out iron overload before taking any supplements as the iron in multi-vitamins if you have an iron loading issue, will make the problem worse. http://voices.yahoo.com/why-peeling-fingernails-health-concern-women-6831310.html Iron overload is way more common than anyone knows, even the medical community. www.irondisorders.
Avatar n tn Hello, Pitting of the nails, resembling a number of small dents, could be due to a skin condition known as psoriasis. Distorted nails can also be due to fungal infection, hardening of the arteries and vitamin deficiency. the other possibility is of koilonychia. It is an abnormal shape of the fingernail. The nail has raised ridges and is thin and curved inward. This disorder is associated with iron deficiency anemia.
560684 tn?1306716145 pitting of fingernails is common with eczema, they can have ridges in them too. the pubic itching could be eczema, but i would get it checked out as it could be many other things too, not related to sexual activity etc.
Avatar n tn org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/onycholysis.html As for the vertical ridges, nutritional deficiencies may be causing these. Iron deficiency and Vit B deficiency may cause some nail changes. Take vitamin C and B supplements. Take food high in calcium eg dairy products ,eggs ,milk green and leafy vegetables. Also increase consumption of lean meat.
Avatar f tn Reasons Behind Fingernail Ridges First and foremost, certain deficiencies in our organism, malnutrition as well as some other causes, may all trigger the appearance of these ridges upon a person's fingernails. Dehydration, vitamin B deficiency or even a direct injury inflicted upon one's fingernail are all able to cause these ridges.
Avatar f tn Diabetes test results were normal as were my cholesterol levels. I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency and low follate levels last year and have regular B12 injections and take 5mg folic acid daily. I am, however, still extremely tired most of the time which has resulted in me missing days at work - I have slept through the whole day (sometimes for 15 hours!) My doctor can't give me any explanations and just keeps sending me for more blood tests and telling me to do some exercise!
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 n tn despite me telling him that I was concerned that all of my strange ailments could possibly be from a vitamin deficiency...he promptly corrected me by saying that he was the Dr. and asked if I had ever seen a psychiatrist about being a hypochondriac. WOW. He drew one tube of blood (himself) and only checked the TSH. I'm frustrated because for the last 8-10 yrs (now 30) I feel like a am declining and that by the time I am 40 I will be a corpse! I'm not a wimp..I know I don't feel right at all.
1479013 tn?1330703362 Wondering if perhaps I've developed a Vitamin B Deficiency of some sort as I also now have horizontal ridges across some of my fingernails. Any ideas or suggestions? THANK YOU for any ideas you may have. I'm starting to worry.
Avatar n tn On internet, I found cases of hyperpigmentation on fingernails due to B12 deficiency very similar to mine, which resolved two or three months upon supplementation. Luckily that will be my case as well.
Avatar f tn My once beautiful, shiny, long hair that would curl and stay curled is now dull, short (barely grows at all) lifeless, brittle and falls out so much I have to plunge my shower and sink regularly. Also, my fingernails have developed ridges in the last few years that also curl down on my index and next finger. But it's "not the Synthroid". RIGHT. WHATS WRONG WITH ME??????
Avatar n tn I had a colonoscopy about 2 years ago and the results were fine, thus the IBS diagnosis again. I have also noticed recently that my fingernails are starting to get ridges on them. I know I don't have a great diet because fresh fruits, even though I love them, only seem to irritate my stomach more. I do try to get fiber by eating Mini-Wheats for breakfast (no milk) and for snacks. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn Keep in mind that zinc and iron can block each other and not be absorbed well together, so she should always take them at separate times. I take zinc myself, otherwise I get ridges in my fingernails and also my senses of smell and taste are low. Best wishes to you and your little daughter.
Avatar f tn I do have ridges in a couple of my fingernails but have been taking Regenemax and it appears to be helping. I would like feedback concerning my test results from this particular community since it appears there is a wealth of knowledge and a willingness to help each other understand and take charge of our health and well-being. Thanks in advance!
Avatar n tn At first it was just my thumb and middle finger, and now has spread to all my fingers and it then started changing the color of my fingernails..they are now an orange/pinkish color and I can hardly see the white moons of the nail. My symptoms are..Tingling/numbness as it starts building up the skin layers, then it starts cracking and bleeding, next day starts peeling..and then just starts all over again..So I peel every 2 or 3 days.
573038 tn?1235398145 My tachycardia in the past was aggravated by iron deficiency, even when my CBC was normal. I was having chest pains too. After an abnormal nuclear test, I was in the ER for tachycardia and chest pain. They did an angiogram, which came back normal. Sometime afterward, my internal medicine dr. at the time thought to measure iron, not just CBC. Found out I was anemic. He told of a link between iron deficiency and tachycardia.
407149 tn?1211736107 I also have/had striations in my fingernails. After seeing my doctor, I found out I was zinc deficient. A simple zinc supplement twice a day has cured this awful taste. I hope this helps you!
Avatar n tn It's been real hell for about 3 years now with the estrogen deficiency and hot flashes - they said 3 to 5 years ( hell i wish it would end - since I don't want children anyway- been a long 3 years ) the thryoid is a new development for me - so maybbe someday i be better Kandice