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#1 Rusla

 
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:55 PM

In the last few years the nail on my baby finger left hand would start to curl under when it gets slightly long, like over the tip of the finger. Now, it is not just the baby finger, but the middle finger and the one next to the baby finger that are doing it on the left hand. Yet, the right hand is alright.

Now I am just trying to figure out if anyone else has this, or if I am just that much stranger than everyone else. The only other person who has this and it is just the baby finger of that hand is my sister.

I am wondering if there is any significance to this nail curling thing.
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 11:22 PM

I've heard of this. Trying to think where. Is it Thyroid or Pernicious Anaemia?? Spoon fingernails.

Just found this.

http://www.healthy.n...hHint.asp?Id=36

Noticed your signature. What do you take for Hashis & PA ?
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:28 AM

The condition of finger and toe nails is very much related to health and diet!

There is a list of nail problems and possible related health issues here: http://www.bellaonli...es/art31078.asp

According to the arctilce, nails which curve under can be due heart, liver, or lung / respiratory problems.


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:44 AM

The condition of finger and toe nails is very much related to health and diet!

There is a list of nail problems and possible related health issues here: http://www.bellaonli...es/art31078.asp

According to the arctilce, nails which curve under can be due heart, liver, or lung / respiratory problems.
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Whoa! I've totally got that! And it's new, just the last year or so. On my left middle finger, and starting on my left index...I thought maybe it was some kind of nail fungus, or something, I was getting set to buy something for it :)
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:50 AM

The condition of finger and toe nails is very much related to health and diet!

There is a list of nail problems and possible related health issues here: http://www.bellaonli...es/art31078.asp

According to the arctilce, nails which curve under can be due heart, liver, or lung / respiratory problems.
Michelle

Thanks for the link, Michelle. I've always been into health and fitness ... it's sad what this disease being undiagnosed can do to us ... this is what my nail problem is "Vertical ridges on nails-may indicate poor general health, poor nutrient absorption, and the ridges may also indicate a kidney disorder."
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for the link, Michelle. I've always been into health and fitness ... it's sad what this disease being undiagnosed can do to us ... this is what my nail problem is "Vertical ridges on nails-may indicate poor general health, poor nutrient absorption, and the ridges may also indicate a kidney disorder."


That's me too. I've had verticle ridges forever, and have always had very soft nails.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:16 AM

That's me too. I've had verticle ridges forever, and have always had very soft nails.

Michelle

Yes, me too, I've had vertical ridges as long as I can remember. However, my nails are very strong and grow as long as I will let them. Other than the ridges, they're in great shape. I have some horizontal 'bumps' on my thumb nails though.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:19 AM

Yep, I have lots of vertical ridges on my fingernails...with some of the white "clouds". They are brittle and chip and flake very easy. I can only see the moons on my thumbs and the pointer (index??) finder of my left hand.

My toenails have both vertical and horizontal ridges.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:31 AM

Yep, I have lots of vertical ridges on my fingernails...with some of the white "clouds". They are brittle and chip and flake very easy. I can only see the moons on my thumbs and the pointer (index??) finder of my left hand.

My toenails have both vertical and horizontal ridges.


I've never had moons on any of my nails, and they chip and flake easily too. Interesting to read that lack of moons can indicate hyperthyroidism...not surprising given the thyroid problems in my family...but my tests are still coming back normal. I'd better keep eye on that!

I've never had a doctor look at my nail condition though...you'd think that it would be something they would definitely check when investigating health issues!

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:33 AM

I've never had moons on any of my nails, and they chip and flake easily too. Interesting to read that lack of moons can indicate hyperthyroidism...not surprising given the thyroid problems in my family...but my tests are still coming back normal. I'd better keep eye on that!

I've never had a doctor look at my nail condition though...you'd think that it would be something they would definitely check when investigating health issues!

Michelle

Hmmm, I don't have moons except for my thumbs and my middle fingers. I have low thyroid.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:33 AM

My hubby has 'club ' fingernails and toenails.They curve right over.

I know this usually associated with heart/lung probs but he has neither :blink:

They definitely got worse as he got more ill (before he finally got dx with celiac disease)
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:51 AM

I did have moons, white clouds, and ridges on my fingernails--until I went gluten-free. Must be a nutritional deficiency thing.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:58 AM

I've heard of this. Trying to think where. Is it Thyroid or Pernicious Anaemia?? Spoon fingernails.

Just found this.

http://www.healthy.n...hHint.asp?Id=36

Noticed your signature. What do you take for Hashis & PA ?



I was on synthroid for the Hashis and for PA I take sublingual B-12, when I am a good girl. I usually forget because I am bad at meds. I was on the shots but did not want needles the rest of my life.

Yep, I have lots of vertical ridges on my fingernails...with some of the white "clouds". They are brittle and chip and flake very easy. I can only see the moons on my thumbs and the pointer (index??) finder of my left hand.

My toenails have both vertical and horizontal ridges.



I, like you, have the huge ridges and moons only seen on the same two fingers.
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Rusla

Asthma-1969
wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980
Multiple food, environmental allergies
allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha
Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975
fibromyalgia-1995
egg allergy-1997
msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972
Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease
gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005
Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005
Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)
Osteoporosis Aug. 2006


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:02 AM

nails can indicate so many things about our health. i have the ridges also and i do not have celiac. i also have a fingernail that curves over the end of my nail. i havae atopic dermatitis and when it is really bad on my fingers it can affect how the nails on those fingers grow----sometimes they get all bumpy looking. my son gets one that gets almost deformed from dermatitis.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:12 AM

I found this and it mentions low B-12 and Celiac.

/www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/10207.html
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Rusla

Asthma-1969
wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980
Multiple food, environmental allergies
allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha
Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975
fibromyalgia-1995
egg allergy-1997
msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972
Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease
gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005
Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005
Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)
Osteoporosis Aug. 2006


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