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Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

Discussion in 'Male Health & HRT' started by diesiel, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. diesiel

    diesiel New Member

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    I've developed these on my thumbs over the past few weeks; something tells me it isnt a coincidence and is infact related to my declining health over the 2 years.

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    The pictures sort of suck but hopefully ya'll see what im talking about.
     
  2. hardasnails1973

    hardasnails1973 Banned

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    As i have been mentioning over and over again about malabsorption is running rampant in many cases of fatigue and hormonal imbalances
     
  3. hebsie

    hebsie Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ...haha, I thought you were posting pictures of your willy! I had my trigger finger all primed and ready on the ban button. :coolgleamA:

    I have vertical ridges (which are quite common). I've never seen horizontal ones before, but I do believe that they're a good indicator of a bigger health concern...hebs
     
  4. Steelfan

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    I get something like that on my big toes. Never thought anything about it though.
     
  5. iamsteve

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    Horizontal ridges mat be a sign of arsenic poisoning. Also look at this copy and paste: Some horizontal ridge phenomena include:


    Muehrcke lines are associated with albumin deficiency (as is kidney disease, and liver and severe malnutrition), but also seen in chemotherapy. (source eMedicine). They seem to be a simple interruption of pigmentation.

    Beau's lines are horizontal lines of darkened cells and linear depressions. They may be associated with traumas, acute severe illness, malnutrition, major metabolic condition, chemotherapy or other damaging event, and is the result of any interruption in the protein formation of the nail plate.


    Mees' lines or Aldrich-Mees' lines are horizontal lines of discoloration which occur on the nails of the fingers and toes after an episode of poisoning with arsenic or thallium or other heavy metals. They can also appear if the subject is suffering from renal failure. They are typically white bands traversing the width of the nail. With growth of the nail, they are displaced upward on the nail and eventually disappear when trimmed. (wikipedea)

    Just some ideas.
     
  6. moonman

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    I have vertical that came on when I believe my adrenal issues were at its worst.
     
  7. seekonk

    seekonk Active Member

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    Looks normal to me. I have them too. Sometimes they grow a little faster, sometimes a little slower.
     
  8. hardasnails1973

    hardasnails1973 Banned

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    I have seen this several times in people with protein malabsorption among other GI issues.
     
  9. cpeil2

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    Horizontal ridges can be nothing or they can be significant. With these vague signs and symptoms that could be significant but could also be nothing, I usually adopt a "wait and see" attitude. They are almost always nothing.
     
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    My toenail has a few vertical deep lines and one is slightly yellowish.
     
  11. hardasnails1973

    hardasnails1973 Banned

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    Most likely fungus developing, might be from weaken immune system. Basically you got toe jam LOL
     
  12. diesiel

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    I definitely have GI symptoms, and they seem to lessen towards the end of the day, along with my regular symptoms...
     
  13. hardasnails1973

    hardasnails1973 Banned

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    Need to find out why..
     
  14. diesiel

    diesiel New Member

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    I see.
     
  15. CowboyBob

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    Horizontal fingernail ridges are an indication of iron deficiency, according to Dr Bob Marshall on his radio show recently.
     
  16. hardasnails1973

    hardasnails1973 Banned

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    Which is from.malabsorption ..still looking into symptom not causes .
     
  17. Sharpman28

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    Diesel I remember reading somewhere that horizontal ridges indicate improper
    iron usage. Are you anemic?

    Sharpman
     
  18. hardasnails1973

    hardasnails1973 Banned

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    Looking how think ones finger tells me that they may be issues with methylation. When I was undermethylated my fingers looked boney even at a heavier weight. When I corrected these imbalances my fingers got thicker significantly over time with actual reduction in weight.
     
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    I did a quick trial of Iron pills and immediately got a horizontal ridge on my left thumb. I stopped the pills but am curious whatthis means. I needdt he Iron? Its signaling some other issues? I have an appt with my PCP next weekand will ask him. I really want to push him for me to go see a hematologist, will see what he says.
     
  20. hardasnails1973

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    Probably will not find any thing because if you have low grade chronic infection it will not affect CBC one bit.
     

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